Old Windows 11 Insider Preview version will expire at the end of this month
Microsoft will launch the official version of Windows 11 next week. As the official version is released, part of the old preview version will end its life and no longer support continued use.
In fact, all the preview versions released by Microsoft have a shorter service life, so users who use the preview version must keep upgrading, otherwise, it will affect the use.
Microsoft recently launched the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22468 version. The actual build date of this version is September 15, 2021.
All early preview versions with version numbers lower than Build 22468 will end their life on October 31. Microsoft asks preview users to upgrade to the latest version in time.
The life of the version mentioned here is not the life cycle supported by Microsoft. At the end of the life cycle, the update provided by Microsoft cannot be obtained but the system itself can continue to be used.
The end-of-life preview version will no longer be supported after it expires. Usually, the system will pop up a window every few hours to remind users to upgrade and the pop-up window cannot be closed permanently.
In addition, some settings may be invalid or the wallpaper is reset to a black screen, etc. Obviously, users encountering this situation will seriously affect normal use, so they really need to upgrade.
Microsoft said that to solve this situation, the only thing users need to do is to upgrade to the new version, as long as the upgrade is completed at least for a short period of time, there will be no use problems.
Of course, Build 22468 itself has a service life limit, but it is still relatively early to end, so users can continue to use it for a long time after upgrading.
In addition, after Microsoft releases the official version of Windows 11 next week, users can also choose to switch to the official version.