Microsoft is working on a new system to check and release Windows Driver and Firmware updates. The company shed light on the new Component Firmware Update (CFU) in a blog post earlier this week.

For those who don’t know, Component Firmware Update (CFU) protocol is an open source project housed at the GitHub repository, providing driver and firmware code samples for testing. The protocol follows a model where it will accept the drivers which are appropriate for it. Microsoft designed this system to ensure that these firmware and driver updates will cause little or no user disruption.

Microsoft also laid down some points which are defined as the goals of CFU in the long run


Next, they need a better way to test updates.