On June 13, 2023, several editions of Windows 10, version 21H2, will reach the end-of-service (EOS).
Meaning, in roughly two months they will no longer receive security and monthly quality updates with bug fixes and patches.
Windows 10 Version 21H2 was released back in November 2021, and the editions that will be impacted are Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for Workstations.
In an official announcement, Microsoft stated that,
“These editions will no longer receive security updates after June 13, 2023.”
The company further added,
“Customers who contact Microsoft Support after this date will be directed to update their device to the latest version of Windows 10 or upgrade to Windows 11 to remain supported.”
In addition to Windows 10 21H2, Windows 10 20H2 for enterprise and education is also reaching the end of service in the next month.
What’s Next For Windows 10?
If you regularly update your PC, then there’s no need to worry about anything as the latest stable build of Windows 10 i.e. Windows 10 22H2 is already installed on a majority of desktops, laptops, and tablets out there.
However, if you’re still on an old build of Windows 10 then we advise you to upgrade to version 22H2 which was released in November 2022 and is available to download for any PC running Windows 10.
“To help keep you protected and productive, Windows Update will automatically initiate a feature update for Windows 10 consumer devices and non-managed business devices that are at, or within several months of reaching end of servicing,”
“This keeps your device supported and receiving monthly updates that are critical to security and ecosystem health. For these devices, you will be able to choose a convenient time for your device to restart and complete the update.”
Consequently, Microsoft will also offer a forced update to help out users who might have accidentally skipped updates in the past.