Windows 10 21H2 has reached end of support on June 13, 2023

Microsoft ends support for Windows 10 21H2 on June 13, 2023. If you're still on this version, it's recommended to upgrade.

Windows 10 21H2 end of support
Windows 10 21H2 end of support
  • Windows 10 21H2 has reached the end of support.
  • This release will no longer receive security or any other kind of updates.
  • Computers running the November 2021 Update should upgrade to version 22H2 or Windows 11.

Windows 10 21H2 (November 2021 Update) officially reached the end of support on June 13, 2023. This applies to some of the editions of the operating system, including Windows 10 Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for Workstations. However, Microsoft will continue to support version 21H2 for Windows 10 Enterprise and Education, IoT Enterprise, and Enterprise multi-session. 

You can still use version 21H2, but Microsoft will no longer offers support for this release. Computers running this version will no longer receive security and quality updates after the KB5027215 or any kind of support.

If you have a device still using the November 2021 Update, the system will soon upgrade automatically to the next supported version, which in this case will be version 22H2. However, you can always upgrade manually to the latest version or to Windows 11.

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” button (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 computer, you’ll need to restart to complete the installation. The process should not take long since version 22H2 is a small update 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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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].