Microsoft force installs Windows 10 version 21H2 on 20H2 devices

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Microsoft announced this week via the company’s Windows Update Twitter channel that it is rolling out Windows 10 version 21H2 to devices running the older 20H2 version of the Windows 10 operating system.

Microsoft plans to support the Windows 10 operating system until 2025, but individual versions of the operating system may run out of support sooner. Windows 10 version 20H2 will no longer be supported on May 10, 2022. Patch Day May 2022 is the last for the Windows 10 version, and devices will no longer receive updates unless they are upgraded. update to a newer version of Windows 10, or if compatible, to Windows 11.

The last major update release for Windows 10 was Windows 10 version 2004. Microsoft released it in May 2020 and ended support for it in December 2021.

Microsoft’s Windows Update channel tweet provides the following information:

We have started the first phase of rolling out Windows 10, version 21H2 for machine learning (ML) training. We are targeting devices running Windows 10, version 20H2 that are nearing the end of servicing to automatically update to version 21H2.

The Windows 10 version 21H2 health support page confirms this:

We also launched the first phase of our rollout for Machine Learning (ML) training, targeting devices running Windows 10, version 20H2 that are nearing the end of servicing to automatically update to Windows 10, version 21H2. We will continue to train our machine learning model at all phases to intelligently deploy new versions of Windows 10 and provide a smooth update experience.

Windows 10 version 20H2 devices will be automatically upgraded to Windows 10 version 21H2 according to the tweet. Microsoft is using deployment for machine learning training, as Windows releases will frequently run out of support in the coming years. The next version to run out of support is Windows 10 version 21H1, which will receive its latest updates on December 13, 2022.

Devices running Windows 10 version 21H1 can also be pushed to version 21H2, as it will be supported until June 2023. Another option would be to push devices to version 2022 of Windows 10, which may arrive sooner than anticipated by many.

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Should Microsoft automatically install updates on users’ devices? The positive effect is that security updates continue to be delivered to devices, as they would not otherwise receive them. Users who don’t want to give up control see this as interference.

Now you: What is your opinion on this? Should Microsoft automatically install updates on systems that will soon be out of support?

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Microsoft force installs Windows 10 version 21H2 on 20H2 devices

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Microsoft force installs Windows 10 version 21H2 on 20H2 devices

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Microsoft announced this week via the company’s Windows Update Twitter channel that it is rolling out Windows 10 version 21H2 to devices running the older 20H2 version of the Windows 10 operating system.

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