Microsoft: Windows 10 22H2 is the final version of Windows 10

Microsoft says Windows 10, version 22H2 will be the last feature update to be released for the Windows 10 operating system.

Windows 10 22H2 reached general availability in October 2022 and entered broad deployment on November 18, 2022.

It will reach its end of servicing in May 2024 (Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for Workstations editions) and in May 2025 (Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions).

“The current version, 22H2, will be the final version of Windows 10, and all editions will remain in support with monthly security update releases though that date,” said Jason Leznek, Principal Product Manager for Windows Servicing and Delivery.

“We highly encourage you to transition to Windows 11 now as there won’t be any additional Windows 10 feature updates.”

Users and organizations who must remain on Windows 10 are advised to upgrade their devices to Windows 10 22H2 to keep receiving monthly security update releases until October 14, 2025, when Windows 10 Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) reaches its extended support end date.

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More about Windows LTSC releases

As Microsoft shared in a separate advisory published on Thursday, LTSC releases will continue to receive updates beyond October 2025 according to their specific lifecycles.

For instance, Windows 10 LTSC editions will reach the end of mainstream support in January 2027, with the only exception being the IoT Enterprise edition which will be supported until January 2032.

Microsoft also announced what Windows LTSC releases will be released during the second half of 2024: Windows 11 Enterprise LTSC and Windows 11 IoT Enterprise LTSC.

“If you’re waiting for a Windows 11 LTSC release, you can begin planning and testing your applications and hardware on the current GA channel release, Windows 11, version 22H2,” Leznek added.

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