Windows 10, version 21H1, has come to the end of support and received its final security update.
It was December 20, 2022. Patch Tuesday was the final one for Windows 10 21H1, released to all mainstream users in May 2021. Microsoft warned in a blog post that Windows 10 21H1 users on Windows 10 would no longer receive regular security or high-quality updates to fix newly discovered Windows security vulnerabilities.
Windows 10 21H1 was a minor feature upgrade designed to be simple to install on Windows 10 2004 or 20H2. It supported various Windows Hello-enabled cameras, Windows Defender Application Guard improvements, and enhancements to Windows Management Instrumentation through Group Policy.
Microsoft will automatically update devices nearing the end of their service to the most current version of Windows 10 — version 22H2, which began rolling out in October. It also marked the start of annual feature Windows 10 releases in the second quarter of this year. Microsoft will end the support of Windows 10 in October 2025.
Microsoft is encouraging its customers to upgrade their devices eligible to Windows 11, version 2022, which began rolling out in September. Customers can search for the update on Windows Update within Settings.
Still, similar to an operation incompatibility, we might put a safeguard hold in place and not offer the update until that issue is resolved if we determine that your bias might have a point.
Windows 10 users can use the PC Health Check app to determine whether their PC can be upgraded to Windows 11. Users can also review Microsoft’s Windows 11 computer requirements.
Windows 10 21H1 got 18 months of support. Windows 10 21H2 Home and Pro users receive the benefit of 18 months of support on Windows 10 22H2, and Enterprise and Education get 30 months of support.
Windows 11 22H2 Windows 11 22H2 Enterprise and Education edition has an additional 36-month support period.