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No More Windows 10 Feature Updates, Says Microsoft

No More Windows 10 Feature Updates, Says Microsoft

by Low Boon ShenMay 2, 2023
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No More Windows 10 Feature Updates, Says Microsoft

Version 22H2 is the final one as Windows 10 head towards end-of-support status in October 2025.

No More Windows 10 Feature Updates, Says Microsoft

Still running on Windows 10 but expecting new features to arrive? We have a bad news for you. Microsoft has confirmed that last year’s update, codenamed 22H2, is the final one for the 8-year-old OS and moving forward only security updates will be provided until the OS reaches end-of-support status in 2 years’ time (with LTSC or Long-Term Servicing Channel being the sole exception for large-scale organizational deployments).

It is worth noting that Windows 22H2 in itself actually provided no new features, and was actually focused on improving performance and general stability and security improvements. At the same time, Windows 11 got another UI update and various under-the-hood enhancements (with the same 22H2 codename).

“We highly encourage you to transition to Windows 11 now as there won’t be any additional Windows 10 feature updates,” as noted by Microsoft product manager Jason Leznek in the blog post. For reference, support for Windows 10 will cease on October 14, 2025 – provided that systems are updated to 22H2 version first. Earlier versions the OS may get phased out earlier than this date.

If you want new features, upgrading to Windows 11 is now the only option. That said, the uptake for the latest OS remained low, and Windows 10 still retains a commanding lead in market share with 73% of total Windows userbase. Transition is made more difficult due to stringent hardware requirements, including TPM 2.0 that eliminates virtually all machines prior to Ryzen 2000 or Intel 7th Gen-based systems released in 2017.

Source: PCMag

Pokdepinion: Windows 11 still needs to fix lots of UI issues before I even consider an upgrade. Long way to go.

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