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Windows 10’s November update is a lot smaller than we’re used to

With Windows 11 getting all the attention, new features are thin on the ground for Microsoft’s former flagship OS.

- BY MICHAEL CRIDER

PC users are all in a tizzy about the shiny new Windows 11 that recently dropped ( fave.co/3fccfs2). But don’t forget that Microsoft is still supporting and updating the long-in-thetooth Windows 10 until at least 2025. As if to prove its point, Microsoft released an update to Windows 10 in November.

What’s new? Not a whole lot, now that Microsoft’s technical and marketing powers

are focused on the future. Windows Hello for business users will be updated to support passwordle­ss deployment­s ( fave. co/3kdt00h) for faster multi-machine setup. The Windows Subsystem for Linux and Azure IOT Edge for Linux systems are getting GPU compute support, which has been in the works for a while ( fave. co/3bvdevo). And Wi-fi connection­s will now be compatible with the new WPA3 H2E standard ( fave. co/3wl2hdt).

Those are some welcome changes for very specific users, but won’t result in any visible new options for the vast majority of Windows 10’s consumer base. In the meantime, Microsoft will continue to push Windows 10 users to take advantage of a free update to

Windows 11 ( fave. co/3hquyvo), at least if their hardware is new enough to handle it. But those who aren’t impressed with the fresh coat of paint ( fave.co/3dqefvj) have several years of full support left on the older operating system.

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Build 21H2 dropped for regular users via Windows Update in November.
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The Windows Subsystem for Linux and Azure IOT Edge for Linux systems are getting GPU compute support.

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