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Users of Windows 11 21H2 will face the end-of-services (EOS) status of this version as of October 10. From then on, the version will no longer receive security updates.

Microsoft indicates that the EOS status for Windows 11 21H2 affects Home, Pro, Pro Education and Pro for Workstations. It means users will soon need to update to a newer version of Windows 11 to ensure safer use. This through an upgrade to Windows 11 22H2. This version will be supported until early October next year.

In some cases, the tech giant is reportedly already forcing upgrades to this version.

Windows 10 21H2

In June, the same happened for the Windows 10 21H2 version. This version is now no longer receiving security and quality fixes for the Home and Pro editions. Nor are patches for newly discovered bugs and other security issues being released.

Microsoft has a list of all its products and the expected EOS status for this year and beyond available.

Tip: Windows 10 and Windows 11 end-of-life dates