Windows 10 Version History

22H2 is the last and final version of Windows 10

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Key notes

  • The Windows 10 version history is long and tumultuous but it's about to reach its end.
  • According to Microsoft, 22H2 is the latest and last version of Windows 10.
  • Read below to find out more about Windows 10 versions and how to get updates! 
All the Windows 10 versions

Windows 10 version history is important to mark the evolution of this OS. Let’s look at the list of Windows 10 versions released and then understand the concept behind them.

Windows 10 versions: a brief history

VersionAvailability dateLatest revision dateEnd of service
22H222H2 UpdateOct 18, 2022Oct 10, 2023Oct 14, 2025
21H2November 2021 UpdateNov 16, 2021Oct 10, 2023June 14, 2024
20H2November 2020 UpdateNov 10, 2020May 10, 2022May 9, 2023
2004May 2020 UpdateMay 27, 2020Dec 14, 2021Dec 14, 2021
1909November UpdateNov 12, 2019May 11, 2021May 10, 2022
1903May 2019 UpdateMay 21, 2019December 8, 2020
1809 October 2018 UpdateNovember 13, 2018May 12, 2020May 11, 2021
1803April 2018 UpdateApril 30, 2018November 12, 2019November 10, 2020
1709Fall Creators UpdateOctober 17, 2017April 9, 2019April 14, 2020
1703Creators UpdateApril 5, 2017October 9, 2018October 8, 2019
1607Anniversary UpdateAugust 2, 2016 April 10, 2018 October 13, 2026
1511Threshold 2November 10, 2015October 10, 2017October 10, 2017
1507Threshold 1July 29, 2015 May 9, 2017May 9, 2017

How many versions of Windows 10 are there?

Windows 10 has 13 versions or releases and we won’t see any new ones since Microsoft plans to retire it completely in 2025.

If you’re asking how many Windows 10 editions are there, the answer is 5: Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education, and Windows 10 S. You could also consider Windows Phone which later became Windows 10 Mobile.

What is the most recent version of Windows 10?

According to Microsoft, the last and final version of Windows 10 is 22H2, which will reach the end of servicing on October 14, 2025.

Like any other version, Windows 22H2 has its share of bugs but our Windows Report software team has found solutions for all of them.

If you didn’t get it yet, here’s our guide on how to install Windows 10 22H2 using various methods.

What is the best Windows 10 version?

The best Windows 10 version is usually the latest because it introduces new features and fixes a lot of bugs and security issues.

Some would say that the updates also change the experience, the appearance, and some functionalities but most of them proved to be a step forward. The best Windows 10 version is an ongoing topic but as old Windows 10 versions reach the end of support, we need to update the OS to keep it secure.

Will Microsoft end the support for older Windows 10 versions?

Well, of course. Each version has a lifecycle and it is supported by Microsoft for an 18-month period after the release date. It is worth mentioning that this period is available for Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Pro for Workstation editions.

The date for the end of support is different for Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions.

Also, with Windows 10, there are two release types: feature updates, released twice a year, and quality updates (builds) that offer security and reliability fixes at least once a month.

For a better understanding of Windows 10 version lifecycle, check out this timeline with the availability of each version release.

How do I get Windows 10 updates?

  • Local update – Go to Settings > Update & Security and click on the Check for updates button.
  • Use the Update Assistant tool – Go to the Windows 10 download page and click on Update now. You will download Update Assistant which will automatically install all the latest updates for your system.
  • Manual version download – If you’re looking for a specific update or version of Windows 10, head over to Microsoft Update Catalog and search for Windows 10.

Windows 10 can be provided via three servicing channels. This concept allows users to have greater control over which feature updates and quality updates are installed in Windows 10.

These channels are the General Availability Channel, Windows Insider Program for Business, and the Long Term Servicing Channel and for all these, you can use the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

Of course, the most important in this list is the General Availability Channel which delivers updates for all the regular Windows 10 users.

Windows Insider Program offers the opportunity to test and provide feedback on various features. With Semi-Annual Channel, users can choose when to deploy updates. Long Term Servicing Channel is designed for specialized devices, such as medical equipment or ATM machines.

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