Microsoft will end support for Windows 10 Enterprise (as well as Education and IoT Enterprise) version 21H2 on June 11, 2024

Microsoft will end support for Windows 10 Enterprise (as well as Education and IoT Enterprise) version 21H2 on June 11, 2024

On March 11, 2024, Microsoft announced that it will end support for Windows 10 Enterprise (as well as Education and IoT Enterprise) version 21H2 on June 11, 2024. After the end of support, Microsoft will stop releasing updates for older versions of the OS, including security patches. Support for Windows 11 version 21H2 for regular users ended in June 2023.

The end of support means that Microsoft will no longer release critical patches to protect enterprise customers (as well as educational institutions) running Windows 10 version 21H2 from vulnerabilities and other threats. In addition, Microsoft Official Support will first prompt system administrators and users to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10 or upgrade to Windows 11 before being able to provide assistance within the scope of their competence.

After June 11, 2024, Windows 10 will have only one supported version, 22H2, which will expire in October 2025.

Microsoft is also ending support for past versions of Windows 11. For example, support for Windows 11 21H2 ended on October 10, 2023. Microsoft currently supports both versions of Windows 11: 22H2 and 23H2. Windows 11 22H2 for Home and Pro editions will end of support in October 2024.

At the end of October 2023, Windows 11 23H2 was released, which includes new AI functions, a modern Explorer and many other updates to the interface and software part.

In February 2024, Microsoft warned that as part of the global rollout of the current supported version of its OS, the company would automatically upgrade compatible PCs of users with Windows 11 21H2 and 22H2 to Windows 11 23H2.

Microsoft also warned system administrators and users that starting in April 2024, it will begin aggressively offering to upgrade non-IT-managed corporate PCs from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 11 for free. you will be prompted to upgrade to Windows 11 after signing in and usually after rebooting. This will only appear on Windows 10 Pro workstations that support Windows 11 and are not managed by corporate IT departments. After the request appears, users will be able to choose to install Windows 11 version 23H2 or stay on Windows 10. Of course, we recommend Windows 11!”, Microsoft clarified.

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