Windows 10: forced update from 20H2 to 21H2 starts
The end of support for Windows 10 version 20H2 is approaching. This version of Windows 10 will only be provided with updates until May 10, 2022. Microsoft is now also increasing the pressure on users of Windows 10 Version 20H2 to switch to a more recent Windows 10 version in order to receive new updates including security updates over the long term.
About windows update are the first calculators these days automatically updated from Windows 10 version 20H2 to Windows 10 version 21H2, like Microsoft im Windows 10 Health-Dashboard and in this tweet communicates. There it says:
“We have begun the first phase of the rollout of Windows 10, version 21H2 for machine learning (ML) training. We are targeting Windows 10, version 20H2 devices that are approaching end of maintenance to automatically progress to version 21H2 We will continue to train our machine learning model at all stages to intelligently deploy new versions of Windows 10 and provide a smooth update experience.”
In addition, Microsoft is increasingly offering the update to Windows 10 Version 21H2 to users who are specifically looking for updates for the operating system in Windows Update and click the “Check for updates” button. “Devices that currently have Windows 10 version 2004 or later installed will be updated quickly because the update is installed like a monthly update,” Microsoft promises.
The following support end dates apply to newer Windows 10 versions. For all other Windows 10 versions for private users not mentioned below, support has already ended. Windows 10 in general will be provided with updates until October 14, 2025.
Starting with Windows 10 version 21H2, Windows 10 will only receive annual feature updates and no longer two major feature updates every six months. The next major update for Windows 10 will appear in autumn 2022.
In the next stage, all remaining Windows 10 20H1 systems should then be automatically updated to Windows 10 Version 21H2 via Windows Update. Alternatively, users can also switch directly to Windows 11 for free, provided, of course, their computer is compatible with the new Windows version. In principle, there is nothing wrong with switching to Windows 11, major problems no longer exist and software and hardware compatibility is also guaranteed. Windows Update gives the user a conspicuous signal when the Windows 11 update is available.
By the way: If you use Windows 10 Home, you can use this cheap offer in the PC-WELT software shop You can also switch to Windows 11 Pro or go directly to Windows 11 Pro within Windows 11 Home.