PSA: Microsoft to End Support for Windows 10 Version 21H2 in June

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Microsoft is reminding customers that Windows 10 version 21H2 will reach end of support next month. The company updated its Windows Health Dashboard to indicate that Windows 10 Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for Workstations editions will no longer receive updates after June 13, 2023.

“The upcoming June 2023 security update, to be released on June 13, 2023, will be the last update available for this version. After this date, devices running this version will no longer receive monthly security and preview updates containing protections from the latest security threats,” Microsoft explained.

Microsoft to start auto-upgrading Windows 10 21H2 PCs

Microsoft will begin its process to automatically update users that are on Windows 10 version 21H2 to version 22H2. This change will apply to all consumer and non-managed enterprise PCs that have reached the end of servicing deadline.

Meanwhile, Microsoft says that users with devices that meet the minimum hardware requirements can choose to upgrade to Windows 11 version 22H2. It was a minor upgrade released on September 20, 2022, and will remain supported until October 8, 2024.

Windows 10 version 22H2 will be the final version of the OS

Last month, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 version 22H2 will be the final version of the operating system. In other words, the company will no longer provide feature updates, but the OS will continue to receive security updates until October 14, 2025. Microsoft plans to support Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2021 and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2021 until January 12, 2027, and January 13, 2032, respectively.

Microsoft also announced that it will release Windows 11 LTSC in the second half of 2024. It should be good news for organizations that have been waiting to upgrade their PC fleets. The company urges IT admins to test app and hardware compatibility with Windows 11 version 22H2.

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