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    #2393639

    With all the hype around Windows 11, I still haven’t figured out what this means for Windows 10. I know it will be supported to 2025. But does Windows 11 mean it’s the end of Windows 10; with version 21H2 as the last one?

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    • #2393640

      I don’t think anyone knows that for sure (perhaps not even Microsoft).

      My guess is that there will be feature updates to Windows 10 during the next four years.

      Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 build 19044.1387 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

      • #2393782

        My guess is that there will be feature updates to Windows 10 during the next four years.

        I concur.  Older versions are still getting updates.

        Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
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    • #2393683

      Windows 11 will get only one feature update per year.  Likely the same will happen for Windows 10, until around 2024.  https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-11-to-move-to-just-one-feature-update-per-year/

      • #2393771

        no.

        only Win11 will get one feature update per year and each W11 feature update will be supported for at least 2 full years (24 months)
        as for Win10, that remains uncertain for now until MS makes further announcements on that

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        • #2393778

          My guess it will be like the others versions when they went out of support – security updates (maintenance) but no improvements.
          But that would be OK too – maybe less hassle for a change!

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          • #2393783

            I wouldn’t be surprised top learn that 21H2 is the last semi-annual update for Windows 10, with 10 receiving nothing but monthly security updates after 21H2 is released. As PK said above, it’s the historical norm for most of MS’s past OSes, full support for 5 years then monthly security rollups for the next 5 years.

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            • #2401981

              apparently, Windows 10 21H1 will NOT be the last “feature update” for Win10 as recently announced here:
              https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2021/11/16/how-to-get-the-windows-10-november-2021-update/

              Release cadence and support

              We will transition to a new Windows 10 release cadence to align with the Windows 11 cadence, targeting annual feature update releases. We are now renaming the servicing option for releases to the General Availability Channel starting with the November 2021 Update (Note: this replaces the previous “Semi-Annual Channel” term for the servicing option). The next Windows 10 feature update is slated for the second half of 2022. We will continue to support at least one version of Windows 10 through Oct. 14, 2025. As a second half (H2) of the calendar year release, Home and Pro editions of the November 2021 Update will receive 18 months of servicing and support, and Enterprise and Education editions will receive 30 months of servicing and support beginning today.

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    • #2402394

      Yeah, my bet is on the annual updates, though exactly when that will start is a good question, since they are sure to find problems that “need” to be updated now rather than later.

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      • #2402401

        They announced they are moving to annual feature releases for Windows 10.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

        • #2402408

          Did they give a rough date for the next 10 release?

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