- As with every Windows version, there comes a time when it becomes obsolete.
- Through this month's Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft is retiring another one.
- We'll have you know that Windows 10 version 2004 has reached end of support.
- It will no longer receive any kind of security updates and an upgrade is recommended.
The Redmond tech giant is done with yet another version of Windows 10, and slowly, they will all fade into legend, as everyone will eventually move on to Windows 11.
As a reminder, Windows 10 as an operating system will reach the end of its life sometime in 2025, so you can delay upgrading if you’re still on one of the supported versions.
But right now, we are all gathered here to say goodbye to an old and trusty friend, version 2004, who was seen enough winters and was in need of retiring.
Get ready to say fairwell to Windows 10 version 2004
Windows 10 version 2004, also known among users as 20H1, was first released by Microsoft back on the 27th of May, 2020.
But, after one and a half years, the Redmond-based tech company is ready to retire it during this Patch Tuesday release and move on to newer versions of Windows 10, and Windows 11 as well.
Going to the Microsoft website right now, searching for this month’s cumulative updates will yield absolutely no results for this version of Windows.
Instead, users will be greeted by the following message:
Windows 10, version 2004 has reached end of servicing as of this release on December 14, 2021. To continue receiving security and quality updates, Microsoft recommends that you update to the latest version of Windows 10.
To update to one of the newer versions of Windows 10, we recommend that you use the appropriate Enablement Package KB (EKB).
Using the EKB makes updating faster and easier and requires a single restart. To find the EKB for a specific OS, go to the Improvements and fixes section and click or tap the OS name to expand the collapsible section.
However, Microsoft did include some fix software in this month’s release even for this now-obsolete version of Windows 10.
It also contains updates for Microsoft HoloLens (OS Build 19041.1173) released December 14, 2021.
The tech giant will release an update directly to the Windows Update Client to improve Windows Update reliability on Microsoft HoloLens that have not been updated to this most recent OS Build.
Besides this, just the same miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality, and no other additional issues were documented for this release.
But there’s no need to be sad. Microsoft will now spend most of its time improving its new operating system, so a transition will be a lot smoother in the future.
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