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Retiring soon! If you have this Microsoft Windows 10 version, then just check latest update

Microsoft Windows 10 version 21H2 will not get future support! Upgrade to a new Windows version to avoid any problems. Check details.

| Updated on: Mar 13 2024, 12:51 IST
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1/5 1. Passkeys: Windows 11 introduces Passkeys, replacing traditional passwords with a seamless authentication experience. Integrated with Windows Hello, it offers secure sign-ins via facial recognition, fingerprints, or a device PIN, enhancing security across platforms.  (unsplash)
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2/5 2. Adaptive Dimming: Windows 11 enhances energy efficiency with Adaptive Dimming, adjusting screen brightness based on user presence. This feature not only saves energy but also prompts users to refocus, promoting productivity.  (unsplash)
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3/5 3. Windows Hello for Business: Windows Hello for Business eliminates password requirements for accessing company resources, enhancing security for business users. IT managers can enforce policies to ensure a password-free authentication experience, bolstering overall security measures.  (unsplash)
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4/5 4. Config Refresh: IT professionals gain control over device configurations with Config Refresh in Windows 11. This feature allows for periodic resets or troubleshooting pauses, providing flexibility and ensuring optimal device settings.  (unsplash)
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5/5 5. Intune with App Control: Enhancing application security, Intune with App Control requires apps to earn trust before execution. Accessible through the Microsoft Intune admin console, it safeguards against executable file-based malware, ensuring a secure PC environment for organizational use.   (unsplash)
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Upgrade from Microsoft Windows 10 version 21H2 before June 11, 2024. (Unsplash)

Microsoft Windows 10 has been a very popular version despite the rollout of Windows 11. Now, as the company is working to launch Windows 12, it may stop its support for the older Windows 10 versions. Notably, Microsoft has recently announced that it will stop rolling out updates for Windows 10 version 21H2 which was rolled out in November 2021. It is reported that the end of support for this version will affect education and enterprise customers. Check out the date and who will be affected by this move.

Microsoft ending support for Windows 10 version 21H2

According to a Microsoft blog post, the company will be ending the support for Windows 10 version 21H2 from June 11, 2024. This will affect users with Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session, Windows 10 Education, and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise. The end of support for this version means Microsoft will stop bringing bug fixes and security updates. Therefore, now the company is urging affected users to upgrade to recent versions of Windows 10 which is Version 22H2 or to the Windows 11 version. Tech Radar reported that support for Version 22H2 will end in October 2025.

Also read: Microsoft Windows 11 update boosts Copilot, widgets, and more

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Offering some relief, Microsoft will bring automatic updates for unsupported versions of Windows to safeguard from security vulnerabilities. This move is generally taken to maintain Microsoft's commitment to ensure the safety and security of users. Keeping the device updated with recent versions will allow the company to fix performance issues, bugs and most importantly security vulnerabilities.

Therefore, make sure you install the most recent update available for your device to keep it protected and to enjoy new features and functionalities, if available.

Also read: Windows 11 update 2024

Significantly, Microsoft has been working to bring artificial intelligence-linked features to eligible Windows versions and you can also consider investing in a new Windows version to enjoy these AI features.

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First Published Date: 13 Mar, 12:51 IST