Microsoft is planning to force-update PCs running Windows 10 version 20H2 to version 21H2. The OS version 20H2 will soon reach EOL aka end of service.
Microsoft’s Life cycle policy page reveals the Windows 10 version 20H2 Home and Pro editions will reach EOL on May 10, 2022. Microsoft mentions in its official post that they have started the first phase in rollout for machine learning (ML) training, targeting devices on Windows 10, version 20H2. Windows update will automatically initiate a feature update on consumer devices running version 20H2 when it reaches EOL.
Windows 10, version 21H2 is available for users with select devices running Windows 10, versions 2004 and higher who manually seek to “Check for updates” via Windows Update. Devices currently on Windows 10, version 2004 or newer will have a fast installation experience because the update will install like a monthly update. For more information on how to get this update, watch our video.We also started the first phase in our rollout for machine learning (ML) training, targeting devices on Windows 10, version 20H2 that are approaching end of servicing to update automatically to Windows 10, version 21H2. We will continue to train our machine learning model through all phases to intelligently rollout new versions of Windows 10, and deliver a smooth update experience.
Microsoft has explained that all editions of Windows 10 and Windows Server will cease to receive updates beyond the “end of service” date. Updating to newer Windows 10 versions like 21H2 is the only way to remain supported.