Windows 11 2022 Update will get two years of support

September 20, 2022

Keeping it nice and simple! The Windows 11 2022 Update is now rolling out for users, and Microsoft took time to update its official documentation to clear the air regarding support.

The long and short of which is that like the original OS, the 2022 Update also has a lifecycle of 24 months.

That is to say, this support window is valid for systems running the consumer-oriented SKUs of the operating system like Home, Pro, Pro Education, Pro for Workstations, and SE. Those running the Enterprise and Education flavors of Windows 11 can enjoy one extra year of support.

You can take a look at the support documentation for the nitty gritty.

But it makes official that the Windows 11 2022 Update — formerly known as 22H2 — will reach its end of life on October 14, 2024 for consumers. Enterprise customers get a bump to October 14, 2025 as far as the support period is concerned.

Windows 11 Lifecycle

Interestingly, Microsoft is in no mood to tell when it plans to stop supporting Windows 11 in general. This, at a time when rumors are rife about Windows 12, which is said to be in development.

Redmond downplays it by only saying “In Support”.

It is, however, crystal clear on Windows 10, confirming that this older version of the operating system is set to retire on October 14, 2025. This is, of course, nothing new, and the software titan has maintained this stance for a while now.

Speaking of Windows 10, it would be remiss not to mention the fact that its 21H1 version is heading for retirement at breakneck speed. This release will get its last update on December 13, 2022.

So, overall, we have a mostly clear picture of the various versions of the platform and when they will sail into the west.

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Featured · Retirement · Support · Windows 11

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