In January 2022, Microsoft’s official Twitter account announced that the company would start automatically upgrading devices running Windows 10 version 20H2 to Windows 21H2.
Windows 10 version 20H2 was originally released in late 2020. The second feature updates for Windows 10 have always been supported for 18 months by Microsoft, which means Windows 10 version 20H2 is supported until May 2022.
Microsoft has switched releases to a single feature update per annual cycle for Windows 10 and also for Windows 11. Consumer versions of these systems get 24 months of support instead of just 18 months.
Support for Windows 10 version 20H2 officially ends in May 2022. Microsoft will not release updates for consumer versions of the operating system after May 2022 Patch Day on May 10, 2022.
A new support announcement on the Microsoft Lifecycle website notifies customers of the end of maintenance.
All consumer versions of Windows 10 will reach end of servicing in May 2022. Microsoft specifically mentions the following editions of Windows 10 version 20H2:
- Windows 10 Home, version 20H2
- Windows 10 Professional, version 20H2
- Windows 10 Pro Education, version 20H2
- Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, version 20H2
Enterprise editions – Windows 10 Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise, version 20H2 – will continue to be supported until May 9, 2023.
Customers who contact Microsoft Support will be prompted to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10 to remain supported.
These editions will no longer receive security updates after May 10, 2022. Customers contacting Microsoft Support after this date will be prompted to update their device to the latest version of Windows 10 to remain supported.
Devices with automatic updates enabled will automatically receive the Windows 10 version 21H2 feature update at some point in the coming weeks and months. Windows administrators can run manual update checks to install a newer version of Windows 10 or Windows 11, if the device is compatible, at any time.
If Windows Update does not show any new feature updates or Windows 11 upgrade, you may need to manually upgrade to a new version of Windows to keep the device supported with updates. security day. Microsoft Windows Update Assistant the tool helps to update systems manually
The company plans to release version 22H2 of Windows 10 later this year.
Now you: What version of Windows, if any, are you using?