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End of support imminent for Windows 11 21H2 and 22H2 versions

End of support imminent for Windows 11 21H2 and 22H2 versions

Support for the first release of Windows 11 (21H2) is about to end. Users of this version of Microsoft’s latest operating system still have 90 days, about three months, to upgrade. After October 8, users still on version 21H2 will have to do without updates, security patches, and other fixes. In the case of 22H2, only business users can look forward to another year of support.

According to Microsoft’s official announcement, on October 8, 21H2 and 22H2 users will receive one more major security update. After that, they will have to upgrade or continue without support. In the case of 22H2, business users get another year of support, which means anyone with an Enterprise, Education, or IoT Enterprise license.

For Home and Pro users, 22H2 support ends after October 8, 2024. 21H2 only offered support for enterprise Windows anyway since Home and Pro had already lost support since October last year. After October 8 of this year, support will also end for the various business versions still running 21H2.

Automatic transition to 23H2

After October 8, Business Windows 11 users whose devices are not managed by an IT department will automatically switch to the 23H2 version of the OS.

Version 23H2 for Home and Pro will continue to enjoy support until November 11, 2025, and business users until November 10, 2026. Version 24H2 is also already out, but is only available on Copilot+ PCs. This version is not even yet included in the official version documentation for Home and Pro or the various business variants.

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