Microsoft has reminded users to upgrade from Windows 10 version 2004, the April 2020 Update, which reaches end of life on December 14, 2021.
This means no more security or quality updates for that version of Windows 10 after the December 2021 Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft notes in a new blogpost. Windows 10 version 2004 was released in April 2020.
For those who choose to remain on Windows 10, the two main versions are: Windows 10 version 21H1, aka the May 2021 Update, and the soon-to-be released Windows 10, version 21H2, the November 2021 Update. Microsoft appears to be aiming to release it in November, but it’s already mid-November.
Windows 10, version 21H2 will be a minor update containing a “scoped set of features focused on productivity and security, prioritized to meet based on your feedback,” Microsoft says.
Version 21H1 reaches end of life on 13 December, 2022 for Home, Pro, Pro Education and Pro for Workstations. Enterprise and Education editions reach end of life on the same date.
Windows 11 is being offered to more devices as Microsoft gradually ramps up availability for its latest OS. It’s expected