Microsoft has announced that support for Windows 10 version 21H2, released on November 16, 2021, will officially end on June 13, 2023. With just two months left, users need to take action to ensure their devices remain secure and up to date.
After support ends, no further security updates will be provided for the consumer version of Windows 10 21H2, leaving users who continue to run the outdated software at risk of serious security threats.
Business and enterprise customers using the Enterprise or Enterprise Education versions of Windows 10 will have additional time before their support ends. Here are the specific end-of-life dates for each version:
Windows 10 21H2 Consumer: Home, Home China, Pro, Pro Workstation, and Pro Education editions will receive their final update on June 13, 2023.
Windows 10 21H2 Enterprise: Enterprise and Enterprise Education editions will receive their final update on June 11, 2024.
Microsoft advises users to update their devices to the latest version of Windows 10 or, if eligible, to upgrade to Windows 11. To facilitate this, Windows Update will automatically initiate updates for consumer devices and unmanaged enterprise devices that are nearing the end of their support period.
Windows 10 21H2 users will receive update notifications through Windows Update, with priority given to Windows 11 upgrades. However, users can choose to update to Windows 10 22H2 instead. Windows Update will provide reminders and prompts to guide users through the upgrade process.
As a precaution, it is recommended that users back up their important data before upgrading to prevent system failure or data loss during the process. Don’t wait until it’s too late – update your devices now to stay secure and maintain optimal performance.