Are You Prepared For Windows 10 End of Life?

Windows 10 Version 21H1 Reaches End-of-Service on December 13, 2022

On December 13, 2022, Windows 10 version 21H1 Home and Pro, Enterprise and Education, and IoT Enterprise will go end of life. This EOL date means that your devices won't receive any more security updates, patches, or technical support from Microsoft. We recommend that you update all the Windows installations within your organization.

There were already several Windows 10 versions that went end of life (EOL) in the past (1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1903, 1909, 2004, and 20H2 for Home & Pro). We always recommend updating your installations to the latest Windows 10 version. In this case that is the worldwide deployment of Windows 10 22H2 or higher.

The different editions and versions unfortunately add a lot of complexity to the support structure. They can make it difficult to really grasp when the product that you are using will no longer be supported. For Windows 10 alone, we have the Home & Pro edition end-of-life dates, which are different from the end-of-life dates for the Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions. To add to the complexity, some versions are available as LTSB (Long Term Servicing Branch) or LTSC (Long Term Servicing Channel) editions, as it is now called, which also have their own specific dates.

That's why we provide our Windows 10 EOL report. This report looks at the specific Windows version and edition and shows how much longer it will be supported.

Windows 10 - 21H1

On December 13, 2022, Windows 10 version 21H1 will be going end of life for all editions (Enterprise, Education, IoT Enterprise, Home, and Pro). You are advised to update any Windows 10 devices to version 21H2 or higher. For the Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions, Version 20H2 is still supported as well, though this version has already gone end of life for Home and Pro.

Our team has created an audit report to help you identify which machines need to be updated and how long your other machines still have before they go end-of-life. You can use the Windows 10 EOL audit to get a complete list of all Windows 10 devices, their EOL date, and how many days there are remaining.

Windows Server EOL

Recently, Microsoft has also started releasing more and more versions for Windows servers, bringing it in line with their regular Windows 10 releases. While dedicated server releases are still supported for a long time, should you be running one of these newer versions, it is important to keep an eye on when it might stop receiving updates. Head over to our Windows Server EOL blog post to find out more and a report for a Windows Server EOL overview.

Are you ready for Windows 11?

We have made a special Windows 11 blog and report to help you audit your network to do a Windows 11 readiness check of your systems.

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