Microsoft releases KB5004296 to Windows 10 21H2 Internet of Things Edition to adjust branding-specific terms
Microsoft released the KB5004296 Preview update to Windows 10 21H1 and 21H2 last week to fix various errors discovered by Microsoft during this period.
Today, Microsoft announced the reissue of this update. As for the purpose of reissue, it turned out to be to modify some specific terminology for Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.
Therefore, users who do not use the Enterprise Edition of the Internet of Things can ignore this article directly. If you want to see what problems the regular version fixes, you can click here to view the previous article.
According to Microsoft, since it is an Internet of Things device, it should not be called a computer, so Microsoft has adjusted various terminology of the Internet of Things Enterprise Edition through this update.
We added a new policy that creates generic strings and removes branding-specific terms, such as “Windows” or “PC”, for IoT Enterprise editions. For example, we changed “computer” to “device”. Instead of “Getting Windows ready,” we changed that to “Getting things ready” and so on. These generic strings are displayed on a user’s screen when an update is in progress.
In general, Microsoft still values the Windows 10 IoT version. When the long-term enterprise version support period is shortened to five years, the IoT version will still be ten years.