Windows 10: Version 1909 and 20H2 reaching end of support on May 10, 2022

Windows[German]On May Patchday, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, Windows 10 version 1909 (all editions) and Windows 10 version 20H2 (Home and Pro) will receive security updates for the last time. After that, both Windows 10 variants will drop out of support. Microsoft has pointed this out in the Windows Message Center. By default, these Windows 10 versions – at least in the Home and Pro versions – should be automatically updated to the newer builds.


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Users still running the aforementioned Windows 10 versions should consider switching to a more recent version (e.g., Windows 10 21H1 or 21H2). However, Windows 10 version 21H1 is only supported as Home and Pro until December 13, 2022. Therefore, it is recommended to switch to Windows 10 version 21H2, where support will only expire on 13 Jun 2023.

 Supportende für Windows 10 Home/Pro
End of support dates for Windows 10 Home/Pro

The end of support dates for Windows 10 Home and Pro versions can be tracked on this page (see screenshot above). Windows 10 Enterprise and Education have slightly different end-of-life dates, which can be found on this web page

Supportende für Windows 10 Enterprise/Edudation
End of support dates for Windows 10 Enterprise/Edudation

Those who switch to version 20H2 of Windows 10 Enterprise/Education would then have one year longer support, until May 2023.


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AdDuplex: Windows-Verteilung März 2022

The AdDuplex figures from March 2022 shows: Windows 10 20H2 is still running on 10.8% of desktop PCs. Surprisingly, 8.1% of Home and Pro edition users are still running Windows 10 version 2004, which is already out of support. And Windows 10 version 1909 still reaches a share of 2.4%. If you take the percentages out of the following chart and add them up, only 55% of Windows 10 desktop systems run with current versions, and 19.4% with Windows 11. Cumulated, this is 74.4%, which means that around a quarter of desktop systems run with outdated Windows versions.


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