Microsoft says Windows 10, version 20H2 for enterprise and education users will reach end of service (EOS) in three months, on May 9, 2023.
This applies to the following editions of Windows 10 released in October 2020: Enterprise, Multi-session Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise.
This announcement comes after several other versions (Home, Pro, Pro Education and Pro for Workstations) hit EOS a year ago on May 10, 2022.
“These editions will no longer receive security updates after May 9, 2023. Customers who contact Microsoft Support after this date will be prompted to update their device to the latest version of Windows 10 or upgrade to Windows 11 to remain supported”, Microsoft said.
Once the EOS date is reached, Windows 10 20H2 devices running Enterprise and Education editions will no longer receive monthly quality or security updates containing bug fixes and fixes to protect against newly discovered security threats.
Windows 10 22H2 in extended deployment
Microsoft marked Windows 10, version 22H2 (aka Windows 10 2022 Update) for a wide rollout in November, making it available to everyone through Windows Update.
Windows 10 22H2 is offered to customers with eligible devices running Windows 10 20H2 or later on systems not affected by compatibility hangs that have not been configured to defer feature updates.
However, Redmond will likely push Windows 10 22H2 feature updates to unmanaged consumer and business devices once Windows 10 20H2 hits EOS in May.
“Devices currently running Windows 10, version 20H2 or newer will have a quick installation experience as this feature update will install as a monthly update,” the company said. said on the Windows Health Dashboard.
More information about end of service dates for supported versions of Windows can be found in the Windows Lifecycle FAQTHE Windows 10 Maintenance Frequently Asked Questionsand through the Lifecycle policy search tool.
Windows 11 22H2 forces installation on some devices
Windows 11, version 22H2 (aka Windows 11 2022 Update) is now also widely available for all users with eligible devices after entering a new rollout phase on October 4.
Microsoft is also force install Windows 11 22H2 to systems running Windows 11 21H2, approaching the EOS date of October 10, 2023.
“Since Windows 10, we’ve been helping Windows users stay up-to-date and secure with supported versions of Windows through automatic updates,” the company said. explain.
“We’re using this same approach for Windows 11 to help you stay protected and productive. As always, you’ll have the option to choose a convenient time for your device to restart and complete the update.”
You can determine if your Windows 10 device is eligible for an upgrade to Windows 11 using the PC health check app or by ticking Windows 11 specs, features, and computer requirements.
More details on the Windows 11 22H2 rollout and backup lockouts are available at publish the health page.
At this time, the only Windows 11 2022 Update blocking compatibility plug affects systems with specific driver versions for Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) that trigger blue screens of death (BSOD) on devices with 11th Gen Intel Core processors.