Windows 10 20H2 end of support

Windows 10 20H2 has reached end of support on May 10, 2022

Microsoft ends support for Windows 10 20H2 on May 10, 2022. If you're still on this version, it's recommended to upgrade.

  • Windows 10 20H2 has reached the end of support.
  • This release will no longer receive security or maintenance updates.
  • Computers running the October 2020 Update should upgrade to version 21H1 or higher release.

Windows 10 20H2 (October 2020 Update) has officially reached the end of support on May 10, 2022. This applies to all editions of the operating system, including Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education, and even Windows Server version 20H2. 

You can still use version 20H2, but Microsoft no longer offers support for this release. Computers running this version will no longer receive security and quality updates after the KB5013942 or support.

If you have a computer still using the October 2020 Update, the system will soon upgrade automatically to the next supported version, which in this case will be version 21H1 (May 2021 Update). However, you can always upgrade manually to the latest version, which at the time of this writing is version 21H2.

To upgrade manually, open Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, click the Check for updates button, click the Stay on Windows 10 for now option, and then click the Download and install option (if applicable) to upgrade the device skipping Windows 11

Alternatively, if your computer meets the minimum requirements, you can upgrade to Windows 11 using the Download and install option on the Windows Update page. Or you can perform an in-place upgrade or clean installation of the new version of Windows.

Once the feature update installs on the device, you will need to restart to complete the installation. The process should not take long, since version 21H1 and higher releases are small updates with only a few minor improvements and features, and the installation does not require full reinstallation.

If you want to manually upgrade to the most recent version, you can use the Media Creation Tool or Update Assistant.

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