Microsoft has warned customers that specific versions of Windows 11, known as version 21H2, will stop getting updates on October 10, 2023. The affected editions include Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for Workstations, which were released in October 2021. After the mentioned date, these editions won’t receive critical security updates, leaving them vulnerable to potential threats.

To stay supported, Microsoft advises users to update their devices to the latest version of Windows 11 if they contact Microsoft Support after the end-of-service date. The same goes for devices running Windows 10 21H2 with Home and Pro editions. They won’t receive security and monthly quality updates beyond the specified date.

It’s important to note that multiple editions of Windows 10 21H2 reached their end-of-service, meaning they are no longer receiving updates either.

On a brighter note, Windows 11 22H2, also known as the Windows 11 2022 Update, is now widely available for eligible devices since October. Microsoft is pushing this update automatically to some Windows 11 21H2 devices to ensure users are up-to-date and protected. Users can check if their device is eligible for the upgrade by reviewing the Windows 11 specs and requirements or using the PC Health Check app.

Microsoft wants to help users stay secure and productive with supported versions of Windows through automatic updates. They encourage users to pick a convenient time for their devices to restart and complete the update.

For those facing any issues during the Windows 11 22H2 upgrade, contact Circuit Networks on 02 6100 6397.