- Version 22H2 will receive monthly security updates until October 2025
- Users will be encouraged to upgrade to Windows 11 or 12 after that date
- Hardware requirements for new versions may be a hurdle for some users
Microsoft has announced that there will be no new versions of Windows 10 after the current version 22H2, which will receive monthly security updates until October 2025, when its support will end.
Since its release in 2015, Windows 10 has received constant updates, with two new releases a year at a time, until it reverted to a more manageable annual release. Since the arrival of Windows 11, updates to the version of Windows 10 have been very minor.
Future updates and Windows 10 support
Windows 10 version 22H2 will receive monthly security updates and bug fixes until October 2025, at which time users will be encouraged to upgrade to a newer version of Windows, most likely Windows 11 or 12.
Users will need to purchase a new PC to be eligible for these new versions. Microsoft has also announced that the next version of Windows LTSC will be released in the second half of 2024.
The news that Microsoft will not release new versions of Windows 10 after 22H2 is not surprising, given that the operating system has been on the market for almost a decade and has gone through numerous updates. In addition, the launch of Windows 11 has been a clear sign that the company is focusing on new projects.
Although Windows 10 version 22H2 will continue to receive monthly security updates and bug fixes until October 2025, users should strongly consider upgrading to a newer version of Windows after that date.
However, due to the hardware requirements for Windows 11 or 12, many users may need to purchase a new PC to be eligible. This may be a turnoff for some, but it’s important to note that modern operating systems require up-to-date hardware for optimal performance.