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End Of Life

Windows 11 End of Life

Windows-11-End-Of-Life

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On October 10, 2023, Windows 11 Home and Pro version 21H2 will go end of life. This is the first version of Windows 11 to go end of support. Any devices running this version won’t receive any more security updates, patches, or technical support from Microsoft. Make sure to update any devices running Windows 11 within your organization.

Windows 11 Lifecycle

Like with all Windows products before it, there are several versions and editions of Windows 11. This can make it difficult to keep track of which products are going out of support at a given end-of-support date. For Windows 11 there is the Home and Pro edition, the Enterprise and Education edition, and the IoT Enterprise edition.

Windows 11 follows Microsoft’s Modern Lifecycle policy. This means that it receives continuous service and support as long as you stay current on the system requirements and have a valid license. New versions of Windows 11 are released once per year. The Home and Pro editions have a servicing timeline of 24 months, and the Enterprise and Education and IoT Enterprise editions 36 months. They also receive monthly quality updates that include security and non-security updates.

EditionVersionStart DateEnd Date
Home and Pro
(Home, Pro, Pro Education, Pro for Workstations, SE)
22H2Sep 20, 2022Oct 8, 2024
21H2Oct 4, 2021Oct 10, 2023
Enterprise and Education
(Education, Enterprise, Enterprise multi-session)
22H2Sep 20, 2022Oct 14, 2025
21H2Oct 4, 2021Oct 8, 2024
IoT Enterprise22H2Sep 20, 2022Oct 14, 2025
21H2Oct 4, 2021Oct 8, 2024

Windows 11 Home and Pro Version 21H2 End of Life

On October 10, 2023, Windows 11 Home and Pro Version 21H2 will go end of life. This is the first version of Windows 11 to go out of support. Make sure to update any installations you have to version 22H2 to remain supported. The 21H2 version of Windows 11 Enterprise and Education and IoT Enterprise will remain supported until the 8th of October 2024. Besides still being supported, the 22H2 version also has new features and updates including but not limited to:

  • Microsoft Pluton.
  • Enhanced Phishing Protection.
  • Smart App Control.
  • Personal Data Encryption.
  • Security hardening and threat protection.

Run the Windows 11 End-of-Life Audit

To help you identify devices that will go end-of-life, we have put together a Windows 11 EOL audit report. It shows you which machines are out of support and how long your other machines still have before they go end of life. It gives you a complete list of all Windows 11 devices, their EOL date, and how many days there are remaining until the end of support.

Windows 11 end-of-life audit report

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