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Windows 10 Version 21H2 Released


Although it is being rolled out in stages, Windows 10 Version 21H2 has been released.  It is available to systems running Windows 10 Version 2004 and higher. 

It is particularly important to update Windows 10 Version 2004 as it reaches end of support on December 14, 2021.  Also note the following from the Lifecycle FAQ (which also includes the Windows 10 end of support dates.):

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Beginning with Windows 10, version 21H2 (the Windows 10 November 2021 Update), feature updates will be released annually in the second half of the year via the General Availability Channel. Go here to learn more. Microsoft will continue to support at least one Windows 10 release until October 14, 2025."

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Update: To get the update, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and click the button to "Check for updates".  Because the update is being rolled out stages, users of later versions of Windows 10 may not find the update available yet.

Windows 10 update history

From Windows 10, version 21H2:

--- Quote ---Current status as of January 20, 2022 (PT)
Windows 10, version 21H2 is available for users with select devices running Windows 10, versions 2004 and higher who manually seek to “Check for updates” via Windows Update. Devices currently on Windows 10, version 2004 or newer will have a fast installation experience because the update will install like a monthly update.
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--- Quote ---We also started the first phase in our rollout for machine learning (ML) training, targeting devices on Windows 10, version 20H2 that are approaching end of servicing to update automatically to Windows 10, version 21H2. We will continue to train our machine learning model through all phases to intelligently rollout new versions of Windows 10, and deliver a smooth update experience.
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