Microsoft is forcing computers to update to Windows 11 21H2
On January 26, Microsoft employees in their official blog stated that the giant of the digital world began to forcibly update the computers of users running on the version of the Windows 11 operating system 21H2. In the blog, experts noted that the PC data system will be automatically updated to the current build — 22H2. Moreover, those users who downloaded Windows 11 21H2 to their computer earlier than the rest and refused to update to the current version all this time will receive an update to the latest version of the operating system first. Accordingly, the company will gradually update computers in a forced format.
It is worth clarifying that the forced update of the operating system affects both ordinary home PCs and the corporate sector (we are talking about unmanaged systems), and all versions of Windows 11 will be updated – from Home to Pro. The company said that this is necessary in order for the user to get the right experience from using the operating system, which has received a lot of updates since the 21H2 build and has become noticeably more stable. And although Microsoft has previously engaged in forced updating of outdated versions of operating systems, it usually did so before ending support for an outdated build. Only 21H2 will be supported until October 10, 2023, that is, there is still a lot of time ahead.
At the moment, the user can choose a suitable date and time for installing the update, or go to the Update Center and start the download. Whether there is a way to opt out of the update and continue to use a Windows 11 21H2 PC is not yet clear, but it probably isn’t necessary.