Friday, December 02, 2022

Windows 10, Version 21H1 Approaching End-of-Life

 All editions of Windows 10, version 21H1 will reach the end of servicing on December 13, 2022.  The December 13, 2022 security update will be the last update available for this version. After that date, devices running this version will no longer receive monthly security and quality updates.

Windows Update will automatically initiate a feature update to the latest version of Windows 10.  When this occurs, you will be able to choose a convenient time for your device to restart and complete the update.  Rather than waiting, consider updating now.  See How to get the Windows 10 2022 Update app.  

Another option is to upgrade eligible devices to Windows 11. To determine if your device supports Windows 11 use the How to use the PC Health Check app.

For information about servicing timelines and lifecycle, see Windows 10 release informationWindows 11 release information, and Lifecycle FAQ - Windows.

Windows 10 update history
Windows 11 update history

Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...

Thursday, December 01, 2022

Pale Moon Update Exclusively for Windows 32-bit Operating Systems

Pale Moon

Pale Moon has been updated to version for Windows 32-bit systems.  The update is due to an issue with Microsoft-supplied complier and run-time library updates resulting in a crash of version 31.4.1 on some older systems running Windows 7 32-bit.  

Other architectures and operating systems are unaffected and don't require an update and may continue to use of version 31.4.1.

Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

November 2022 Windows 11 Non-Security Optional Preview "C" Release

 Microsoft released the monthly “C” release preview cumulative updates with non-security improvements and fixes for Windows 11.

Following are the highlights for KB5020044 (OS Build 22621.900) for Windows 11: 

  • Gives Microsoft OneDrive subscribers storage alerts on the Systems page in the Settings app. The alerts appear when you are close to your storage limit.
  • Provides the full amount of the storage capacity of all your OneDrive subscriptions. It also displays the total storage on the Accounts page in the Settings app.
  • Combines Windows Spotlight with Themes on the Personalization page. This makes it easier for you to discover and turn on the Windows Spotlight feature.
  • Addresses a known issue that affects the Input Method Editor (IME). Certain applications might stop responding. This occurs when you use keyboard shortcuts to change the input mode of the IME.
  • Addresses an issue that causes File Explorer to stop working. This occurs when you close context menus and menu items.

IMPORTANT: There will be no preview, non-security releases for Windows 10 or Windows 11 during the month of December. Preview releases normally target the third week of the month. There will be a December security update release, as usual.

For information about the types of updates released by Microsoft each month, see Windows 11 life cycle and servicing update.

Update: To get the update, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.  The link to download and install the update can be found in the Optional updates available area.  To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.