Are You Prepared For Windows 10 End of Life?

Multiple Windows 10 Versions reach End of service on May 10, 2022

On May 10, 2022, Windows 10 version 20H2 Home and Pro, and Windows 10 version 1909 Enterprise, 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.

Windows 10 End of Life

There were already some Windows 10 versions that went end of life (EOL) in the past (1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1903, 1909, and 2004). We always recommend updating your installations to the latest Windows 10 version which in this case is the worldwide deployment of Windows 10 21H1 or higher.

However, it adds a lot of complexity to the support structure. Not only do more versions add confusion, but the addition of more editions for Windows 10 can make it hard for anyone 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. Additionally, the Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions have separate end-of-life dates. To complete the complexion, some versions are available as LTSB (Long Term Servicing Branch) or LTSC (Long Term Servicing Channel) editions as it is now called and 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 - 20H2 & 1909

On May 10, 2022, two Windows versions have editions going end of life.

To help you with identifying 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

Windows Server - 1909

All editions of Windows Server 1909 went end of life on May 11, 2021. This means that they no longer received security updates. Server versions of Windows generally have a longer lifespan than workstation variants, but that does make it vulnerable to someone simply forgetting that after 10 years, it might be time to upgrade.

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. The report below will look at all your Windows servers and their editions to provide you with an overview of how many days they are still supported.

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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