Windows 10 version 20H2 reaches end of servicing today

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Another version of Windows 10 is reaching end of servicing today. That version in question being, Windows 10 version 20H2, which Microsoft actually posted a reminder for back in February.

May 10, 2022 is the date for this release that also went by as the October 2020 Update.

It became generally available in the September of that same year, and brought with it a slew of new features including Start Menu and Taskbar changes, an enhanced tablet experience, to go with improved notifications.

But it is perhaps most notable for being the first version of Windows 10 to ship with the Chromium based Edge.

Oh, and in case you are wondering what end of servicing actually means, it entails a PC running this version of the OS no longer being eligible to receive any security updates. Customers who contact Microsoft for support regarding it will also be instructed to upgrade to a supported version.

The SKUs that are affected by this latest change include:

  • Windows 10 Home, version 20H2
  • Windows 10 Pro, version 20H2
  • Windows 10 Pro Education, version 20H2
  • Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, version 20H2

If you are running any of the four above mentioned versions of the operating system that are about to reach end of servicing, make sure to head over to Windows Update to manually trigger the update. That is, if your device is still stuck on version 20H2.

This is because back in January, Microsoft did mention that it was planning to force upgrade eligible 20H2 PCs in the first half of 2021 in order to train its machine learning model.

Worth a mention that Windows 10 version 20H2 for Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise are still supported, and will continue to be until May 9, 2023.