Now accepting Windows 11, version 21H2 submissions

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Windows 11, version 21H2 hardware driver submissions for Windows Hardware Compatibility Program (WHCP) are now being accepted at the Partner Center for Windows Hardware. The updated version of the Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK), along with updated playlists for testing Windows 11, version 21H2 hardware may be downloaded from Hardware Lab Kit. As with previous releases of the HLK, this version is intended for exclusive testing for Windows 11, version 21H2. Previous version of the HLK remain available at HLK Kits.

 

Windows 11, version 21H2 WHCP Playlists

The table below illustrates the playlists needed for testing each architecture: Link -   HLKPlaylist

Testing Target Architecture

Applicable Playlist(s)

x64

HLK Version 21H2 CompatPlaylist x64 ARM64.xml

ARM64*

HLK Version 21H2 CompatPlaylist x64 ARM64.xml

HLK Version 21H2 CompatPlaylist ARM64_x86_on_ARM64.xml

HLK Version 21H2 CompatPlaylist ARM64_x64_on_ARM64.xml

*Testing for ARM64 requires validation in a separate mode for each playlist. Please refer to the HLK ARM64 Getting Started Guide for details on ARM64 HLK client setup and playlist use.


Windows 11, version 21H2 – Submissions on Hardware Dev Center

When making WHCP submissions for the Windows 11, version 21H2 certification, use the following target in Partner Center:

Submission Target

Windows Hardware Compatibility Program – Client, version 21H2


Windows 11, version 21H2 based systems may ship with drivers that have achieved compatibility with Windows 10, version 2004 until September 24, 2021.
Partners looking to achieve compatibility for systems shipping with Windows 11, version 21H2 Release may factory-install drivers for components that achieved compatibility with Windows 10, version 2004 until September 24, 2021.
Errata 81316 is available to filter the “System Logo Check” failure seen when testing Windows 11, version 21H2 based systems with Windows 10, Version 2004 qualified drivers. To apply, download the latest errata filter package.

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