Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 10 21H2, Urges Upgrade to Windows 11

May 13, 2024 – In a bid to encourage more users to upgrade to Windows 11, Microsoft has announced the end of support for another stable version of Windows 10. The tech giant has issued a reminder that the Windows 10 21H2 version will completely end its support in less than 30 days.

Specifically, on June 11, 2024, Windows 10 21H2 Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions will receive their final security updates. Subsequently, Windows 10 22H2 will become the only supported version of Windows 10 for both regular and enterprise users, a move intended to prompt users to update their systems.

It’s worth noting that the consumer version of Windows 10 21H2 expired in June 2023, after receiving active support for eight years. Additionally, enterprise SKUs will continue to receive support for another 12 months.

Meanwhile, Microsoft is taking advantage of this opportunity to remind users that Windows 11 is already available, and eligible devices can make the jump to the latest operating system.

As Windows 10 is set to end its support in October 2025, there is hope that Microsoft will accelerate the promotion of Windows 11 to more eligible devices.

Furthermore, Microsoft plans to continue providing support for Windows 10 Enterprise and IoT Enterprise LTSC 2021 until January 12, 2027.

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