Windows 10 21H2 is now available on Windows Insider for testing: what’s new

Microsoft’s Windows 10 21H2 is now available to Windows Insiders for testing purposes in preview release build for developers only.

The Windows 21H2 is giving some features adopt from the latest Windows 11 Dev channel purpose for testing version. It may take some months to bring back to the previous version of Windows 10.

Windows 10 version 21H2 is not eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 11. If you have an unsupported PC or notebook, you have only the next four years until 2025 to decide what to do next with your PC.

Microsoft clearly mentioned, the latest Windows 11 will support officially only the latest devices or an OLD PC with a minimum of four years old.

Windows 10 21H2 is currently live for devices in the Release Preview Channel to the Windows Insider program. The build number is 19044.1147 and it will be delivered via KB5004296 similar to October 2020 update.

Here are some new features currently in testing in Windows 10 version 21H2 preview

Microsoft is enabling support for the WPA3 H2E standard to enhance wireless connection security. H2E stands for Hash-to-Elements and it comes with the following security:

  • Protection against side-channel attracks.
  • Reduce potential side-channel attrack vectors
  • General security improvements.

This feature will be available only on Windows Hello for Business, this is an enterprise-only feature.

GPU compute in WSL for Windows 10 21H2

Microsoft is introducing support for GPU compute in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Windows 10’s October 2021 update has enabling GPU to compute in WSL that will allow users to leverage their GPU when working hard with WSL.

The WSL containers make life easier for developers to do more machine learning development and data science work. However, GPU computes in WSL require DirectX 12-based GPU from Nvidia, AMD, or Intel.

Windows 10 WSL will also get support for the WSL to install command and the update process has been improved for future deployment. Story from Windowslatest.