Windows 11 Versions 21H2, 22H2 End Support on October 8, 2024

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08 Jul 2024

As Windows 11 approaches its third birthday, Microsoft has issued a warning to users regarding the upcoming end of support for versions 21H2 and 22H2. With only 90 days remaining, these operating systems will soon stop receiving updates, security patches, and fixes.

It’s important to note that Windows 11 21H2 is already out of support for regular consumers, with updates only available for Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions. Similarly, version 22H2 will no longer receive updates for Home and Pro editions.

End of Servicing Date

On October 8, 2024, Windows 11 versions 21H2 and 22H2 will reach end of servicing. The last update will be released on this date, after which devices running these editions will no longer receive monthly security updates.

The end of support for these versions also means that non-managed devices will be automatically updated to version 23H2 to remain in a supported state.

Automatic Updates for Business Devices

Windows Update will initiate a feature update for Windows 11 business devices nearing end of servicing to ensure continued support and security updates.

While version 23H2 is currently the latest release with support until November 11, 2025, Windows 11 version 24H2 is available on Copilot+ PCs but has not been officially added to the Windows Lifecycle documentation yet.

What is the difference between microsoft windows 11 home and pro?

Windows 11 Home is designed for general consumers and includes features like the new Start Menu, Snap Layouts, Widgets, and improved gaming with DirectStorage and Auto HDR. Windows 11 Pro includes all the features of Home but adds advanced features for business and professional use, such as BitLocker, Group Policy Management, Hyper-V for virtualization, and remote desktop access. Pro also supports more RAM (up to 2TB) and can join a domain, making it suitable for enterprise environments.

What is the difference between windows 11 home and windows 11 professional?

Windows 11 Home is aimed at casual users and includes basic features such as the redesigned Start Menu, Snap Layouts, and Widgets. In contrast, Windows 11 Professional (or Pro) is tailored for professional and business use, offering additional features like BitLocker, Group Policy Management, and support for Azure Active Directory and Windows Update for Business. Pro also enables remote desktop hosting, Hyper-V virtualization, and enhanced security features, making it more suitable for work environments.
Update: 08 Jul 2024
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