If you’re still using Windows 10 and have been putting off updating to 11, you may want to finally bite the bullet as Microsoft has announced that the upcoming 22H2 update will be Windows 10’s last.
Microsoft’s Principal Product Manager for Windows Servicing and Delivery Jason Leznek has confirmed that Windows 10 is nearing the end of its lifecycle, with its official end of life (EOL) in October of 2025, where all support will cease. This means that after the upcoming update, the OS will only receive security updates going forward for the next two years.
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Microsoft has been urging people to update to Windows 11, which has seen a slow adoption rate, mostly due to Windows 10’s popularity. Businesses are especially recommended to update, as security updates are only guaranteed for a bit longer. This July marks eight years since the launch of Windows 10, which received praise upon release for being superior to its predecessor, Windows 8.
In his announcement, Leznek says, “The current version, 22H2, will be the final version of Windows 10, and all editions will remain in support with monthly security update releases through that date. If you and/or your organization must remain on Windows 10 for now, please update to Windows 10, version 22H2 to continue receiving monthly security update releases through October 14, 2025.”