Microsoft has officially declared the end of support for the initial version of Windows 11, 21H2, which was launched in October 2021. Starting from October 10, 2023, this edition of the OS will no longer receive updates or security patches, as reported by PCWorld.
Impact on Windows 11 21H2 Users
This announcement affects users of Windows 11 Home 21H2, Windows 11 Pro 21H2, Windows 11 Pro for Workstations 21H2, and Windows 11 Pro Education 21H2. However, Windows 11 Enterprise 21H2, Education 21H2, IoT Enterprise 21H2, and Enterprise Multisession 21H2 will continue to receive support for an additional year until October 10, 2024.
Options for Windows 11 21H2 Users
Windows 11 21H2 users need not take any manual action to continue receiving updates, notes NIXSOLUTIONS. Windows Update will automatically upgrade the system to a more recent version, ensuring ongoing safety and access to new features. Microsoft also provides users with the flexibility to customize their update schedules, with updates occurring when the PC is idle.