Microsoft is stopping releasing optional updates for older versions of
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Microsoft is stopping releasing optional updates for older versions of Windows 10

Microsoft has released an informational message warning users of its intention to stop releasing optional updates for some versions of the Windows 10 operating system.

    Image source: Microsoft

Image source: Microsoft

When reported According to the company’s website, there will be no optional non-security updates in Windows 10 20H2 and Windows 10 21H2 after March. You will receive cumulative security updates released by the developer on the second Tuesday of every month.

At the same time, full support for Windows 10 version 22H2 will continue for the time being – it will receive both security updates and optional updates. It is worth remembering that most versions of 20H2 are already deprecated – with the exception of the Enterprise, Education and IoT Enterprise versions, which will no longer receive mandatory updates on May 9, 2023.

On the other hand, most versions of 21H2 will continue to be supported: Home, Pro, Pro Education and Pro for Workstations until June 13, 2023 and until June 11, 2024 Enterprise, Education and IoT Enterprise versions. They receive security updates until the end of their life cycle.

In other words, version 22H2 remains the only one to receive full support – it’s not yet known for how long, as only a few years remain until Windows 10’s full end of support. The company has already announced that it will stop selling the old operating system by the end of this month.

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