Microsoft announces that Windows 10 22H2 is the final version and no other updates will be provided
Microsoft reaffirmed today that Windows 10 support will conclude on October 14, 2025, and the upcoming Windows 10 22H2 version will be the final iteration of Windows 10, with no 23H2 update being provided.
With a year and a half remaining before Windows 10 exits the stage, Microsoft advises businesses and users to transition to Windows 11 as soon as possible, in order to avoid encountering potential issues during a rushed upgrade.
Microsoft announced that Windows 10 22H2 will be the final version and will not receive further updates, with support extending until 2025.
Support termination primarily affects Enterprise, Education, Home, Professional, and Professional Workstation editions. Windows 10 LTSB/LTSC versions inherently possess extended support cycles and can continue to be used until at least 2027, with Microsoft persistently providing security updates.
Windows Server 2019 and similar versions, akin to LTSB/LTSC, also offer extended support cycles for server versions. Thus, the actual impact is mainly on enterprise office environments and home consumers using Windows 10.
Before the release of Windows 10 22H2, rumors circulated that Windows 10 21H2 would be the final version. However, Microsoft later added a 22H2 version, which also lacked noteworthy feature updates, merely incrementing the version number. This does not alter Microsoft’s planned lifecycle.
As time progresses, versions such as Windows 10 21H2 will gradually become obsolete. Therefore, if businesses and consumers decide to continue using Windows 10, it is crucial to update to the 22H2 version and upgrade to Windows 11 or later before October 2025 to avoid a situation similar to that of Windows 7, which no longer receives security updates.