Microsoft has today issued a warning to anyone still running Windows 10 1909 or 20H2. Both of these versions will reach end of servicing with the May 2022 security update which is due May 10. Their last update will be on this date and after that, they will be susceptible to malicious attacks so it’s very important that people upgrade their systems, especially those that are connected to the internet.
In typical Windows 10 fashion, Windows Update will automatically start a feature update for Windows 10 home and non-managed business devices if they are within several months of end of servicing. While Microsoft really wants users off these versions, they can still pick a convenient time to restart the device and complete the upgrade.
The latest version of Windows 10 is 21H2 which has been available since November. If you’re being forced to update your system now you should try to get to 21H2 so you don’t have to worry about upgrading again until June 2023.
Microsoft has written a detailed guide on upgrading your Windows 10 devices to the 21H2 update. If your system is capable, you could also upgrade to Windows 11, Microsoft has also published a guide on doing this upgrade – it’s worth noting, however, that not all systems are capable of running Windows 11 due to new system requirements.