Windows 10, version 1909 release (WHCP)

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Windows 10, version 1909 Release will not bring updates to the Windows Hardware Compatibility Program.  Compared to the prior Windows releases, we have made flexibilities into the WHCP in Windows 10, version 1909 release, our intent is to enable partner to focus on the quality aspect of products, and less about the oriented activities.

Windows Hardware Compatibility program(WHCP) activities:

  • WHCP requirements – No change. Windows 10, version 1903 requirements remain applicable for Windows 10, version 1909 release.
  • Hardware Lab kit – No change. Since WHCP requirements will persist in Windows 10, version 1909, HLK will also remain the same. There will not be new HLK release in Windows 10, version 1909. While both Windows 10, version 1903 and 1909 OS can be used for Windows 10, version 1903 qualification, they will be recognized as meeting the Windows 10. Version 1903 qualification.
  • Errata – No change. All Windows 10, version 1903 errata will continue to be valid for Windows 10, version 1909 release.
  • HLK playlist – No change. HLK version 1903 playlist can be used for both Windows 10, version 1903 and 1909 release.
  • Driver signature – No change. Drivers meeting all the applicable Windows 10, version 1903 requirements, will be digitally signed with “v100.x86.19H1” or “v100.x64.19H1” signature attributes.
  • Submission – No change. Both Windows 10, version1903 and 1909 OS can be used for WHCP submission.
  • WHCP qualification – Windows 10, version 1903
  • Required OS version – Either Windows 10, version 1903 or 1909
  • HLK version – HLK version 1903
  • Playlist - HLK version 1903 playlist

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