Windows 10 22H2 will be the last major updated version of the desktop operating system developed by Microsoft.
In the latest announcement, Microsoft confirmed that version 22H2 will be the last major update of the Windows 10 operating system, but the platform will still receive support and security upgrades until the end of October 14, 2025. This is also the time when Windows 10 is officially “dead”.
22H2 was first released in October 2022 and until November 2022 is installed on almost all computers using Windows 10. This update is available for all versions of Windows 10 from Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education, Pro Education, Pro for Workstations, and IoT Enterprise. According to a Valve survey published in March 2023, more than 73% of Windows computers in the world are still using version 10
With the above plan, Microsoft also recommends that users upgrade their computers to Windows 11 version soon because “Windows 10 will not have any new features in the future”. The official release of the Windows 11 operating system has been over a year and a half, so it’s not uncommon for developers to start stopping plans for an older version.
However, there will be an exception that the Windows 10 LTSC version will continue to receive updates after October 2025 because of a more special lifecycle design. According to the roadmap, this version will stop important updates in January 2027, while IoT Enterprise will stop supporting it from January 1.232. In the second half of 2024, Microsoft plans to launch Windows 11 Enterprise LTSC and Windows 11 IoT Enterprise LTSC.
Windows 10 was first released in 2015, during more than 7 years of operation, the platform is regularly cared for and regularly releases updates, which security updates are available almost every month. There was a time when there were 2 major Windows 10 updates per year before dropping to 1 and almost nothing new since the next generation appeared. Last January, Microsoft stopped selling soft copies of this operating system