Windows 10: Microsoft reminds of the end of support for version 21H1
In a blog post, Microsoft reminded that Windows 10 version 21H1 will no longer receive updates. Affected users should update to version 21H2 or 22H2 instead.
Windows 11 has been available as a free upgrade since October 2021, but the predecessor Windows 10 will continue to receive updates. There will be new patches for Windows 10 by 2025. The current version is 22H2, which has officially not received any visible innovations. However, among other things, the new printer queue from Windows 11 is moving in. With a blog post, Microsoft is now reminding you that version 21H1 of Windows 10 has been running since no longer provided with security patches this week becomes. Only paying corporate customers may continue to receive patches for Windows 10 version 21H1. Affected users are advised to update to a new operating system version, such as Windows 10 version 22H2, to continue receiving security patches.
No more Cortana shortcut
Since 2019 and Windows 10 Version 1909, all further function updates for Windows 10 have been based on this technical basis. All users with a current version of Windows 10 can import the function update to version 21H2 or 22H2 without reinstalling the operating system. After all, nothing changes in the underlying technology, there are only a few new functions.
Windows 10 version 21H2 brought support for the WPA3 H2E Wi-Fi encryption standard and enables the use of the graphics card in the Windows Subsystem for Linux and Azure IoT Edge for Linux, so that you can also handle more intensive tasks such as machine learning. In addition, the user login without a password via Windows Hello has been explicitly revised for corporate customers. The successor Windows 10 22H2, on the other hand, has no visible changes related to the operating system. With the Patch KB5021233 However, Microsoft closes some security gaps in Windows 10, shows the search field on the taskbar even if it is placed at the top of the screen and removes Cortana from the taskbar. The digital assistant is disappearing more and more from Microsoft products. Similar to Amazon’s Alexa Microsoft’s voice control could not contribute to the company’s sales either. Rather, the development of the systems only costs money, but generates little or no money. The Alexa department, for example, has lost several billion US dollars.
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Collection for the end of support of Windows 10 version 21H1:
- Microsoft reminds that users of Windows 10 version 21H1 will no longer receive security patches as of this week.
- Affected users should update to Windows 10 version 21H2 or version 22H2 to continue receiving patches. Since 2019 and Windows 10 Version 1909, all further function updates for Windows 10 have been based on this technical basis.
- Microsoft only releases new features, such as displaying the search box on the taskbar when it is placed at the top of the screen.