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Microsoft prepares to force-update users with Windows 10 20H2

Microsoft published an update to the official Windows 10 documentation, notifying users about upcoming upgrades from older Windows versions. The software giant plans to push the latest Windows 10 release (version 21H2) to users with Windows 10 20H2, which approaches the end of life.

If you are using Windows 10 20H2 and do not plan to upgrade any time soon, prepare for the upcoming forced update to Windows 10 21H2.

Microsoft says it started training its machine-learning algorithms to target devices on Windows 10 20H2. The company will soon stop supporting Windows 10 20H2, and it wants users to move to a newer release. According to the official documentation, Microsoft will end Windows 10 20H2 support on May 10, 2022.

Although a forced update to a newer Windows 10 version may sound scary to some users, you should not worry too much about stability or potential bugs. Moving from Windows 10 20H2 to 21H2 will not be much different from a regular monthly cumulative update.

In a nutshell, Windows 10 21H2 is a simple enablement package that turns on disabled features that already exist in previous Windows versions.

Besides, Windows 10 21H2 does not bring many new capabilities, and its hardware requirements remain unchanged. A dedicated post on Winaero has all the details about what is new in Windows 10 21H2.

According to the latest data from Adduplex, Windows 10 20H2 is the second most popular Windows version. More than 30% of Windows 10 PCs use Windows 10 20H2. Windows 10 21H1 is number one with 36%.

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2 thoughts on “Microsoft prepares to force-update users with Windows 10 20H2

  1. BMO

    These people probably Mac and Linux fanboys hating Microsoft doing effort to fix any bugs or any issues on Windows (or even its own cloud-based services). Mac and Linux also have software updates, but sometime expect some apps or functionalities might be broken, depending on their internal testing.

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