Windows 10

A fix for a Windows 10 print vulnerability changes permission behavior for driver installation.

Layered Group Policy uses a hardware component’s device IDs to enable or disable a specific piece of computer hardware.

When new hardware, such as a printer, a USB storage device, or a keyboard, is installed or connected to a computer, Windows searches for the optimal driver packages for the hardware.

Screenshot shows the Device Installation Restriction Policy in the Local Group Policy Editor.

All organizations must be running Windows 11 by Oct. 14, 2025—having a plan to get there may eliminate last-minute deployment panic.

Illustration shows key dates and a potential view of migration from Windows 10 to Windows 11.

Although Microsoft has published information on how to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware, doing so creates substantial risk for an organization.

Virtualization-based security (VBS) exploits the hypervisor included in Windows to secure the OS by creating a Virtual Secure Mode (VSM) to help protect the device and user credentials.

Chart shows support timelines for various versions of the Enterprise edition of the Windows Client OS, as of Nov. 2021.

Support is changing for OneDrive on versions of the Windows OS nearing the end of support.