Microsoft says Windows 10 version 21H2 is officially “ready for wide deployment”.

Later this year, Microsoft plans to release Windows 10 version 22H2. Currently, Windows 10 version 21H2 is the latest available version, and this version has reached wide deployment status.

Microsoft confirms this on the official Windows 10 Release Health website:

Current as of April 15, 2022 (PT)

Windows 10, version 21H2 is intended for wide deployment. As always, we encourage you to update your devices to the latest version of Windows 10 as soon as possible to ensure you can take advantage of the latest features and advanced protections against the latest security threats.

Previously, only select devices that were compatible were automatically upgraded to the latest version of Windows 10. Microsoft released Windows 10 version 21H2 in November 2021 as a minor update that introduced few new features to the operating system.

Upgrading to Windows 10 version 21H2 is a quick process for devices running Windows 10 versions 2004, 20H2 and 21H1. The Windows 10 versions 2004 and 20H2 are already no longer supported in home environments. Windows 10 version 21H1 will receive its last security update next month before it is also no longer supported.

Most of the changes of the Windows 10 version 21H2 update are already included in the monthly cumulative updates that Microsoft has released. Only the installation of an Enablement Update, KB5000736, is required to complete the upgrade.

Microsoft recommends broad deployment updates for commercial customers and advises that the updates are mature enough for use in organizations.

Home users running earlier versions of Windows 10 can have their devices automatically upgraded to Windows 10 version 21H2. Whether and when this happens depends on a number of factors, including operating system version support status and device compatibility. While there are no changes in hardware requirements, compatibility includes enough free disk space to process the upgrade. Another factor is applications installed on a device as some may be on a blacklist preventing updates from being installed.

Microsoft does not list any known issues for Windows 10 version 21H2 on the Windows 10 Release Information website. The last two known issues listed on the page are both marked as resolved.

Microsoft points out that devices can also be upgraded to Windows 11 as long as they meet the requirements of the operating system.

Now you: What version of Windows 10 are you using on your devices (if any)? (via Deskmodder, Born)


Microsoft says Windows 10 version 21H2 is official

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Microsoft says Windows 10 version 21H2 is officially “ready for wide deployment”.


Microsoft confirmed this week that Windows 10 version 21H2 is ready for widespread use.


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