Windows 10 version 21H1 will reach its end of support next month

Next month, Microsoft will end support for all editions of Windows 10 version 21H1, also known as the May 2021 Update. The EOL date is December 13, 2022, when the OS will receive the latest cumulative update with vulnerability fixes. Microsoft recommends upgrading to the latest versions of Windows 10 as soon as possible to continue to stay protected.

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On December 13, 2022, all editions of Windows 10, version 21H1 will reach end of servicing. The upcoming December 2022 security update, to be released on December 13, 2022, will be the last update available for this version. After that date, devices running this version will no longer receive monthly security and quality updates containing protection from the latest security threats.

The latest version of Windows 10 (and the last one) is 22H2, "Windows 10 2022 Update". It is built on top of the Windows 10 version 20H2 code base. So if you are running version 20H2 or above, it will take a few mins to upgrade your device to the latest version of the OS. The number of new features for consumers varies from none to zero.

Windows 10 2022 Update is generally available since October 18. To upgrade your device right now, open Settings (Win + I), select Update & Security > Windows Update and clicking the "Check for updates" button. Eligible devices will also see the offer to install Windows 11, version 22H2.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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