Accompanying the Windows 10 November 2021 update, also called Windows 10 21H2, comes Microsoft’s official announcement regarding the future of Windows 10 updates. The operating system will be updated once a year in accordance with the Windows 11 annual update schedule, rather than the usual biannual updates. This means that the next Windows 10 update will arrive in the second half of 2022.
There’s still some room for sticking with Microsoft 10 for those not ready to upgrade to Windows 11: Microsoft has also stated that it will support “at least one version” of Windows 10 by October 14, 2025. Home and Pro editions for Windows 10 21H2s, 18 months of support promised. Windows 10 21H2 Enterprise and Education editions will receive a longer support period of 30 months instead. Enterprise editions of Windows 10 21H2 will receive five years of service and support.
Windows 10 21H2 came with minor features such as improved security when using wifi networks and support for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Azure IoT Edge for Linux.
Windows 11 was made available on October 25, 2021, starting the countdown clock for the lifetime of Windows 10. If you are still using Windows 10 2004, be sure to upgrade as soon as possible. Support for Windows 10 2004 ends on December 14, 2021.