Microsoft is preparing for a Windows 10 force update

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta February 4, 2022
Updated 2022/02/04 at 9:38 PM

Microsoft might be about to forcibly update Windows 10 on your computer

We have been told for a long time about the importance of maintaining the windows 10 update, but to benefit from updates, you must be running a supported version of Windows. And for some people running older versions of Windows 10, hurry up,

Specifically, Windows 10 20H2 will reach end of life in May. The exact date in question is May 10, which means that in three months, anyone still running that particular version of Windows 10 will no longer be eligible for support from Microsoft. And that’s why Microsoft plans to forcefully update users to a supported edition of the operating system.

It doesn’t matter if you have the Home or Pro version of Windows 10 20H2 installed, as both editions reach end of support on May 10. The information has been publicly available for some time on Microsoft’s product lifecycle page, so it’s not coming. out of the blue.

For anyone who wants to stick with Windows 10 rather than upgrading to Windows 11, there’s no need to panic. Microsoft won’t force you to use the latest version of Windows if you’re happy to stick with an older version.

But to eliminate the need to produce individual updates for a large number of editions of Windows 10, Microsoft limits support to the most recent versions and encourages users to install so-called feature updates to ensure continued delivery of security patches and other fixes.

And with that in mind, in order to avoid large numbers of supported – and potentially insecure – systems, Microsoft is not only encouraging users to update to Windows 10 21H2, but automatically upgrades the machines.

Update to get updates

Anyone running Windows 10 version 2004 or later can manually check for updates and download and install 9:20 p.m. for them, but Microsoft is also using machine learning to roll out the update to the machines 8:20 p.m. due to imminent end of life.

Microsoft explains more on the Release Health page: “ Windows 10, version 21H2 is available to users with certain devices running Windows 10, versions 2004 and above who manually seek to “Check for updates” through Windows Update. Devices currently running Windows 10, 2004 version or newer will have a quick installation experience as the update will install as a monthly update.

We also launched the first phase of our Machine Learning (ML) training rollout, targeting devices under Windows 10, version 20H2 that are nearing the end of maintenance to automatically update to Windows 10, version 21H2. We will continue to train our machine learning model through all phases to intelligently deploy new versions of Windows 10 and provide a smooth update experience. »

Although exceptions have been made in the past and Microsoft has released updates for unsupported versions of Windows, running a supported version is the only way to guarantee receiving updates.

While it’s technically possible to update to Windows 10 21H1, this edition reaches end of support in December, which will happen surprisingly quickly. Thus, although some people may resent Microsoft take control of updates and publish 9:20 p.m., it’s a very logical decision because this edition will have support until mid-2023.

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