Due to the release of Windows 11 several versions of Windows 10 got their last ever security update.
Microsoft’s May 2022 Patch Tuesday addressed 74 security flaws in its software, most of which affected Windows, including a bug assigned the ID CVE-2022-26925, which was being exploited already but mainly affects Windows servers.
Windows 20H2, also known as the October 2021 update, was released in October 2021. In January 2022, Microsoft started auto-upgrading eligible 20H2 machines to Windows 10 21H2, the first version of Windows 10 to align with the Windows 11 feature release pace of once per year rather than twice.
Windows 10 21H2, released in November 2021, will get 18 months of support, while Enterprise and Education have 30 months support. Windows 11 has 24 months support and 36 months support, respectively for these editions. The Windows 10 update after 21H2 will happen in the second half of 2022.
Upgrading from Windows 10 20H2 and 1909 is important for Windows users, as they no longer receive monthly security updates, which puts it at a greater risk of being infected with ransomware or other malware.
Microsoft will again start automatically upgrading non-supported versions of Windows 10 to supported versions via Windows Update.
Windows 10 20H2 editions that won’t receive further security updates include Windows 10 Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for Workstations. Windows 10, version 1909 for Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for Workstations reached end of servicing exactly a year ago.
For Windows 10 1909, the editions no longer supported are Windows 10 Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise. Microsoft will direct these systems to upgrade to 21H2.
Microsoft is encouraging enterprise customers on Windows 10 to upgrade to Windows 11. The company recently migrated 190,000 of its internal PCs to Windows 11 within five weeks, but was unable to migrate a portion of older PCs that didn’t meet Windows 11 minimum hardware requirements.
In order to make a Windows update with XEOX you have to go to the Job Center.
In the Job Center click on the Create button. This allows you to create a Job that updates your Windows Version. Just Drag and Drop “Patch and reboot” from the toolbar on the right site, and select the devices you want to upgrade.
XEOX is a cloud based modern remote monitoring and management software solution for IT teams and professionals to gain better visibility and control over all critical assets in their company’s or customer’s IT environment. This advanced RMM tool allows to manage various IT assets automatically and remotely from a central location using any device.
The software is equipped with tools that streamline repetitive IT support and management tasks. It enables automated deployment and installation of software packages to endpoints, computers and users without causing disruption. XEOX simplifies patch management processes with instant endpoint scanning, patch distribution and patch compliance reporting capabilities.
IT teams and professionals gain a complete and clear view of their entire network. They can monitor the activity of users and devices connecting to VLAN networks and receive notifications about switch port status and availability. Efficient endpoint management also allows them to detect and fix problems on their Windows endpoints immediately. XEOX also has a mobile app that allows them to track and troubleshoot issues, perform tasks, and access important alerts anywhere.