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Windows 10, version 20H2 release will not bring updates to the Windows Hardware Compatibility Program and follow the same pattern as 19H2. Given below are more details with respect to all related WHCP activities.

Windows Hardware Compatibility program(WHCP) activities:

  • WHCP requirements – No change. Windows 10, version 2004 requirements remain applicable for Windows 10, version 20H2 release.
  • Hardware Lab kit – No change. Since WHCP requirements will persist in Windows 10, version 20H2, HLK will also remain the same. There will not be new HLK release in Windows 10, version 20H2. While both Windows 10, version 2004 and 20H2 OS can be used for Windows 10, version 2004 qualification, they will be recognized as meeting the Windows 10, version 2004 qualification.
  • Errata – No change. All Windows 10, version 2004 errata will continue to be valid for Windows 10, version 20H2 release.
  • HLK playlist – No change. HLK version 2004 playlist can be used for both Windows 10, version 2004 and 20H2 release.
  • Driver signature – No change. Drivers meeting all the applicable Windows 10, version 2004 requirements, will be digitally signed with same signature attributes.
  • Submission – No change. Both Windows 10, version 2004 and 20H2 OS can be used for WHCP submission.
  • WHCP qualification – Windows 10, version 2004
  • Required OS version – Either Windows 10, version 2004 or 20H2
  • HLK version – HLK version 2004

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