It may still be the most popular operating system in the world, but Windows 10 is no longer part of Microsoft’s future plans. The Redmond-based company has just made the shocking confirmation that the latest version of this software, dubbed 22H2, will be the last, meaning millions of users around the world are unlikely to get any new features or shiny upgrades .
“The current version 22H2 will be the final version of Windows 10,” Microsoft’s Jason Leznek said in a post on the US company’s blog.
Although no new features are expected to be available after this version of Windows, it will be supported until October 2025, which means security patches and bug fixes will be released by that date.
This means users are not left in the dark or exposed to attacks from cyber thieves, but despite continued support, Microsoft is now urging users to upgrade to Windows 11 as this latest software continues to be updated regularly.
“We strongly encourage you to move to Windows 11 now as there will be no additional feature updates for Windows 10,” Leznek added.
This might sound pretty simple, but it remains a major problem when making the move to Windows 11 as many aging PCs are simply not compatible.
First, the new OS requires a relatively new processor to function, and then there’s the dreaded TPM 2.0 requirement.
TPM stands for Trusted Platform Module and is a hardware built-in security feature found on newer devices. Again, many older PCs simply don’t have a TPM installed and without it there’s no chance of an update.
Those looking to upgrade may also need additional RAM, with Microsoft confirming that PCs need at least 4GB of that memory to run the latest version of its software, and users need at least 64GB of free space to install it.
We know all good things must come to an end, but Microsoft’s decision to end Windows 10 feature upgrades seems costly for some users, who may now have to make a trip to their local tech store to get one to buy a new pc.
HERE ARE THE FULL SPECS FOR RUNNING WINDOWS 11
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system-on-a-chip (SoC).
RAM: 4 gigabytes (GB) or more.
Storage: Windows 11 installation requires at least 64 GB of available storage space.
Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or higher, with a WDDM 2.0 driver.
TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.
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