Back in July of this year, Microsoft announced to those still using the first release of Windows 11, version 21H2, that this version was about to enter the end of support phase. ), specifically on October 10, 2023.
Windows 11 version 21H2 is one of the important original releases of Windows 11 that started rolling out globally on October 4, 2021. After nearly two years, this version is about to enter the death phase, This means that Microsoft will have to push to update PCs running Windows 11 21H2 to newer versions, such as 22H2 or 23H2. The reason given by the Redmond company is to give users the opportunity to update and experience the latest features, which Microsoft has invested in a lot in recent times. Besides, Microsoft believes that users will have the safest experience when using a newer version of Windows.
Today, Microsoft also published a notice reminding users about the impending end of support for version 21H2 (both Home and Pro), and explaining how major updates will be deployed. Microsoft says the October 2023 Patch Tuesday will be the final security update for February 21. Likewise, the upcoming September non-security release will be the last non-security optional update.
Notably, PCs of users running Windows 11 21H2 October 10, 2023 will automatically be updated to the newer release: Version 22H2. However, there is also a slight possibility that it will be Windows 11 version 23H2, depending on the release date and also because 23H2 will have a small change through the support package (EKB).