Microsoft today reminded customers that several editions of Windows 10, version 21H2 will reach end of service (EOS) in two months, on June 13, 2023.
This applies to the following editions of Windows 10 released in November 2021: Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for Workstations.
“These editions will no longer receive security updates after June 13, 2023,” Microsoft said in a first announcement on March 14.
“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.”
After the end of service date is reached, Windows 10 21H2 devices running Home and Pro editions will no longer receive monthly security and quality updates with bug fixes and fixes for newly discovered security threats.
Windows 10 20H2 for enterprise and education users also hits EOS next month, after several other versions (Home, Pro, Pro Education and Pro for Workstations) reached it a year ago on May 10. 2022.
Microsoft provides its customers with a complete solution list of all products reaching their end support or which will be retired later this year.
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Windows 10 22H2 (the Windows 10 2022 Update) has reached wide rollout and is available to everyone via Windows Update, starting November 2022.
It is currently offered to customers with eligible devices running Windows 10 20H2 or later that are not affected by compatibility holds and have not been configured to defer feature updates.
However, Microsoft will force Windows 10 2022 Update on unmanaged consumer and pro devices running Windows 10 20H2 until it hits EOS in June.
“To help you stay protected and productive, Windows Update will automatically initiate a feature update for Windows 10 consumer devices and unmanaged business devices that are at the end of servicing or within months of the end of service. their maintenance, Microsoft said today.
“This keeps your device supported and receiving monthly updates critical to the security and health of the ecosystem. For these devices, you will be able to choose a time that suits you for your device to restart and complete the update.”
Windows 11 22H2 (aka Windows 11 2022 Update) is now also widely available for eligible devices, with Redmond force install on systems running Windows 11 21H2, a release that is fast approaching its end of service 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 on the Windows Release Health Dashboard.
“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.”