Windows 10 Support Ends – Get Ready for the 21H2 Apocalypse or Embrace Windows 11 Shenanigans!

The Great Windows 10 Support Exodus – Wave Goodbye to 21H2 and Hello to Unwanted Upgrades!

As the sun sets on Windows 10 support for the 21H2 version, users must brace themselves for the impending “apocalypse” that awaits them. With the June 2023 security update, all Windows 10 21H2 Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro Workstation editions will lose servicing and support, leaving them vulnerable to security threats. This is a significant concern for users who have grown accustomed to the familiar operating system and all its quirks.

But Microsoft has other plans for these users, even if they don’t want it. At the end of servicing, consumer and non-managed business devices will be automatically upgraded to Windows 10 version 22H2. The exact timeline for this forced upgrade remains unclear, but one thing is certain: users will have no choice but to adapt to the new version.

Despite this seemingly good news, version 22H2 marks the final curtain call for the beloved Windows 10 operating system. Although it will continue to receive security updates until October 14, 2025, users must eventually face the harsh reality that Windows 10 is coming to an end, with the only alternative being third-party patches like 0patch.

Microsoft’s 21H2 Farewell Party – Forced OS Upgrades and Windows 11 Lurking in the Shadows

As users grapple with the automatic upgrade to version 22H2, Microsoft’s real agenda emerges: enticing users to make the leap to Windows 11. The company stopped selling licenses for Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Workstation in January, effectively pushing users toward its newest operating system.

However, this transition has not been as seamless as Microsoft might have hoped. Windows 11’s global market share is still lagging behind at 23% as of May, compared to Windows 10’s impressive 72% share. It appears that Windows 10 users are not quite ready to let go of their trusty operating system just yet.

Desktop Windows Version Market Share Worldwide<br>May 2022 May 2023

The silver lining for Microsoft lies in the gaming community. According to the latest Steam survey, 33.39% of participants use Windows 11, while 61.21% remain on Windows 10. This suggests that the gaming community is more open to embracing the Windows 11 experience, and perhaps it’s just a matter of time before the rest of the world follows suit.

Steam Hardware Software Survey April 2023

Laughing at the Windows 10 Support Apocalypse – Is Jumping Ship to Windows 11 Your Only Salvation?

With the end of Windows 10 support for version 21H2, users are left with a difficult decision: embrace the forced upgrade to version 22H2 or take the plunge into the unknown waters of Windows 11. While Microsoft would undoubtedly prefer users to migrate to its latest and greatest operating system, many remain hesitant.

The reluctance to switch can be attributed to several factors, including the fear of compatibility issues, performance concerns, and general attachment to the familiarity with Windows 10. However, Windows 11 offers several enticing features, such as enhanced security, better performance, and improved gaming capabilities, making it a desirable choice for many users.

Ultimately, as Windows 10 support dwindles and the final curtain draws near, users will have to weigh the pros and cons of each operating system to determine which path to take. Whether they choose to cling to the remnants of Windows 10 or boldly step into the world of Windows 11, one thing is certain: change is inevitable, and with it comes the opportunity for growth and innovation.

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Derick Payne
My name is Derick Payne. With a deep-seated passion for programming and an unwavering commitment to innovation, I've spent the past 23 years pushing the envelope of what's possible. As the founder of Rizonetech and Rizonesoft, I've had the unique opportunity to channel my love for technology into creating solutions that make a difference.

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