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- Are you a big fan of the Windows 10 operating system, version 20H2?
- We're sorry to tell you that this version will soon reach end of support.
- The recommendation is to switch to one of the supported OS builds.
It was only recently that we used the words Windows and end of support in the same sentence when we were talking about support for .NET Framework versions 4.5.2, 4.6, and 4.6.1.
The time has come for us to present to you another one of Microsoft products that will soon share the same fate as the above-mentioned ones.
Thus, end support for the Home and Pro editions of Windows 10 version 20H2 will come as scheduled, on May 10, 2022.
The operating system will receive its last batch of updates on May 2022’s Patch Tuesday before updates won’t be released anymore for it.
One more month of support for Windows 10 version 20H2
It should come as no surprise that Microsoft is retiring a lot of its vintage products, whether hardware or software, from their long serviced lifetime.
Especially now, that Windows 11 is the new boy in town, and the Redmond company has only one word on its agenda: progress.
Even though many users are still reluctant to upgrade to Windows 11 because of functionalities that they’ve grown accustomed to while dealing with its predecessor.
But don’t worry, as Windows 10 won’t disappear completely this year. In fact, the old operating system will still receive servicing updates until 2025.
Microsoft did say that was going to be force-installing Windows 10 version 21H2 on 20H2 devices, earlier this year.
So, this means that the upgrade to a newer version of Windows 10 is the obvious path. It should not be blocked as the system requirements are identical and because Microsoft does not list any upgrade blockers for those newer versions of Windows 10.
Furthermore, updates should install more like monthly cumulative updates than full feature updates, thanks to the smaller nature of these updates.
Windows 10 versions 21H1 and 21H2 introduced smaller changes only, which does mean that users will run into fewer issues after the upgrade.
So, if you were thinking about switching to a newer supported version for Windows 10, this could prove to be the perfect chance for it.
If not, you can always check out what is happening with the latest versions of Windows 11, in case you wanted a change in your life.