Microsoft has confirmed that all versions of Windows 10 21H1 will reach end of service at the end of November 2022.
In an advisory, the company indicated that the upcoming December 2022 security update, scheduled for release on December 13, 2022, will be the last available update for Windows 10 21H1.
After this date, devices running this version will no longer receive monthly security and quality updates that contain protection from the latest security threats.
Windows 10 21H1 Update
Microsoft recommends that any user still using Windows 10 21H1 on their devices upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10, or upgrade their eligible devices to Windows 11, Immediately. For information about service lifelines and lifecycles, the company also introduced a Windows 10 . version Instructs. (Opens in a new tab)
Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 10 22H2 on October 18, which is now rolling out to all eligible devices.
Users who are responsible for upgrading their own devices can do so by heading to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Updatethen click the “Check for Updates” button.
This news comes shortly after a recent report was found Many PC users are still sticking with Windows 10although Windows 11 launched on October 5, 2021 – more than a year ago.
According to data collected by Statcounter, Windows 11 still has relatively poor adoption rates, with only 15.44% of all Windows making the leap.
Over 70% of users are still using Windows 10, while Windows 7 still maintains 10% of the total Windows user base, even though it lost official Microsoft support in January 2020.
Users’ general reluctance to upgrade is attributed to the high system performance requirements that Windows 11 demands of its users, which are simply out of reach for many popular PCs and mobile workstations In the market.
If you are still not sure about the best way to update your Windows device, you can proceed This guide is (Opens in a new tab) that Microsoft put together.