Microsoft has reminded customers that all editions of Windows 10, version 21H1 will reach the end of service in three months, on December 13, 2022.
The company said in a support document published on Wednesday that Windows 10 21H1 (also known as the May 2021 Update) that systems running these Windows editions will no longer receive security updates. Customers still using it are advised to upgrade to the latest release as soon as possible to avoid exposure to attacks exploiting unpatched security vulnerabilities.
The complete list of Windows 10 21H1 editions that will no longer be supported includes:
Windows 10 Enterprise, version 21H1
Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session, version 21H1
Windows 10 Education, version 21H1
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, version 21H1
Windows 10 Home, version 21H1
Windows 10 Pro, version 21H1
Windows 10 Pro Education, version 21H1
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, version 21H1
While Microsoft hasn’t yet announced it, the company will possibly soon start forcing feature updates via Windows Update on consumer devices and non-managed business devices still running Windows 10 21H1 as it approaches end of service. This approach has been used for all Windows versions in recent years to ensure that devices quickly approaching end of service dates will still receive critical security updates.
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