Windows 10 users who have not upgraded to the latest version of the operating system (22H2) will soon need to do so.
That’s because Microsoft is ending support for Windows 10 21H2 on June 13 and has issued a reminder (as Neovin (opens in a new tab) reports).
In other words, the June 2023 security update will be the final update for 21H2 users. There will be no more updates, feature fixes or security fixes after that.
You must have Windows 10 22H2 if you want to receive further updates. Microsoft notes (opens in a new tab)“As always, we recommend that you update your devices to the latest version of Windows 10 or upgrade eligible devices to Windows 11.”
Analysis: last call to upgrade Windows 10
Of course, Microsoft couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get a quick plug to upgrade to Windows 11. Of course, if your computer does not meet the system requirements for Windows 11, you cannot switch to the latest version of the operating system. Moreover, you may not want to anyway, because on some decisions made by Microsoft, especially on the interface front with Windows 11.
In any case, this forced update for Windows 10 users will be the last one. There will be no newer version than 22H2 to upgrade as Microsoft recently announced that this is the last feature update for the older OS. There will be no 23H2 or anything else – from now on, just monthly security updates, which will continue to be provided for Windows 10 until the operating system itself goes out of support (which will be in October 2025, so it’s still relatively far away).
All of this is very angling to get people to upgrade to Windows 11, with adoption not being all Microsoft was hoping for at this stage. Certainly not compared to how it went with Windows 10, which amassed far more users than Windows 11 did at the same point in its life.