Microsoft: Windows 10 20H2 reaches end of service next month
Microsoft has reminded customers that multiple editions of Windows 10 20H2 and Windows 10 1909 are reaching the end of service (EOS) on May 10, 2022.
Windows 10 20H2 (also known as the October 2020 Update) will reach EOS for Windows 10 Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for Workstations users.
It’s also worth mentioning that Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions will reach end of servicing one year later, on May 9, 2023.
Forced updates before reaching EOS
Until these Windows 10 1909 and 20H2 editions reach EOS, Microsoft will force feature updates on consumer devices and non-managed business devices via Windows Update.
This ensures that devices quickly approaching EOS will keep receiving critical monthly updates, security updates, and improvements.
Windows 10 21H2 is also rolling out to seekers — Windows users who manually check for updates — on Windows 10 2004 and higher via a quick update experience similar to monthly updates.
If you have a device running a Windows 10 version nearing EoS and you’re not offered an update to Windows 10 21H2, you should manually check for one through Windows Update.
As always, we recommend that you update your devices to the latest version of Windows 10 or upgrade eligible devices to Windows 11 to take advantage of the latest features and advanced protections from the latest security threats.