Despite focusing on Windows 11 and its new features, Microsoft is still continuously working on updating Windows 10. The company’s last operating system still controls 80 percent of the Windows market, and a new update is now available for the consumers. All users will now be able to download Windows 10 version 21H2, the most recent version of the operating system which was published in November 2021.
New Update Now Available for Windows 10 Users
The 21H2 update, like those for Windows 10 versions 21H1 and 20H2, is a small one. Support for the WPA3 H2E Wi-Fi security standard, as well as enhancements to Windows Hello for Business and GPU computing support in the Windows Subsystem for Linux, are among the new features.
Microsoft’s blog post reads “Windows 10, version 21H2 is designated for broad deployment. As always, we recommend that you update your devices to the latest version of Windows 10 as soon as possible to ensure that you can take advantage of the latest features and advanced protection from the latest security threats.”
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Microsoft confirmed last year that Windows 10 version 21H2 will be maintained until June 13, 2023, and that the OS will only receive one major upgrade each year until it approaches the end of support in 2025. This indicates that consumers who can’t upgrade to Windows 11 will get Windows 10 version 22H2 later this year.
The installation of version 21H2 should be similar to that of normal cumulative updates. Furthermore, the current Windows 10 release makes no modifications to the hardware requirements, thus all compatible PCs should be able to receive the upgrade without any problems.
Interested users can get the update by heading over to Settings > Update and Security and choosing Check for Updates. Microsoft plans to cease support for Windows 10 20H2 on May 10, 2022. If you’re still using this version, you should upgrade to Windows 10 21H2 to keep your system up to date and secure. Microsoft expects to completely phase out Windows 10 on October 14, 2025.