Windows users who are still using Windows 10 20H2 should know that Microsoft will end the support for this version on May 10, 2022. To respond to this change, you’d better update your Windows 10 to the latest version. Besides, this MiniTool post shows you more things you should know.
The Release Date of Windows 10 20H2
Windows 10 20H2 was officially released on Oct 20, 2020. It was a feature update for Windows 10 and many users chose to update to this version at that time to experience its new features and improvements. We believe that this Windows 10 version still has many users currently.
Windows 10 20H2 Support End Date
Every Windows 10 release will eventually reach its support end date. How about Windows 10 20H2? Microsoft announces that Windows 10 20H2 support date is May 10, 2022.
The following Windows 10 editions are out of support:
- Windows 10 Home, version 20H2
- Windows 10 Pro, version 20H2
- Windows 10 Pro Education, version 20H2
- Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, version 20H2
Are you care about Windows 10 end of life? In this post, we will show you some related information about Windows 10 lifespan.
Microsoft keeps releasing updates for the Windows 10 versions that are still in the service of support. These updates always contains some bug fixes and improvements. They can also supply security protection for your computer because the virus database is also updated in the updates.
However, if a Windows 10 version stops receiving security updates, the system will be at risk. The Windows 10 machine are vulnerable to viruses and malware. To avoid this, you’d better update your system to the latest version.
Here, you can find the importance of keeping Windows up-to-date and how to always get the latest Windows version on your computer.
How to Check Which Windows 10 Version You Are Using?
Some Windows 10 users don’t know which version they are using. So they don’t know if their system has reached the end of support or on the verge of being out of support service. Here, we show you how to check which Windows 10 version you are running on your device.
Way 1: Use the Settings App to Check Your Windows 10 Version
Step 1: Press Win + I to open the Settings app.
Step 2: Go to System > About.
Step 3: Under Windows Specifications on the right panel, you can find which Windows 10 version you are using.
Way 2: Use the Winver Command
Step 1: Press Win + R to open Run.
Step 2: Type winver into the Run box and press Enter.
Step 3: The About Windows interface will pop up, on which you can see which Windows 10 version you are currently running.
Additionally, you can find more ways from this article: What Version of Windows Do I Have? Check Version and Build Number.
Update Your System before Windows 10 20H2 End of Support
Microsoft will end the support service for Windows 10 20H2 very soon. If you still want to get security updates for your system to protect your device, you should update your Windows 10 to the latest version right now.
Step 1: Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
Step 2: Click the Check for updates button to detect the latest version of Windows 10.
Step 3: Click Download & Install.
Step 4: Restart your computer.
If you lost your files by mistake and there is no available backup, you can use MiniTool Power Data Recovery to rescue your files. This data recovery software can work on all versions of Windows including Windows 10 and Windows 11.
Windows 10 21H1/21H2 Support End Date
Windows 10 20H2 will reach the end of support on May 10, 2022. The next one will be Windows 10 21H1, then the next one is Windows 10 21H2. What is the servicing timeline for a version (feature update) of Windows 10? You may want to know the rule.
Usually, the servicing timeline for a Windows 10 version is about 18 months since the release date. If it is a feature update for Windows 10 Enterprise/Windows 10 Education/Windows 10 IoT Enterprise released second half of year (H2), the servicing timeline is last to 30 months from the release date.
- Windows 10 Home/Pro 21H1 support end date is Dec 13, 2022
- Windows 10 Home/Pro 21H2 support end date is June 13, 2023