Windows 11 will get less frequent updates compared to Windows

Microsoft keeps on uncovering details regarding the soon-to-be-released OS Windows 11. This time, the Redmond corporation spoke about the frequency of updates for this OS. Another mentioned detail is the duration of the support period for each released version.

According to IndianExpress, Microsoft is going to release a single major update for Windows 11 annually. For comparison, Windows 10 received two big updates a year. Presumably, the updated versions will be released every autumn.

As specified, Microsoft will support every build of Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Pro Education, Windows 11 Pro for Workstations for 24 months. After this period, the users will receive no more security patches. For Windows 11 Enterprise, Windows 11 Education, Windows 11 IoT, the support period will last 36 months.

Interestingly, after the Windows 11 release, Microsoft has no intention to stop working on Windows 10. Just like the new OS, Windows 10 will keep on receiving a single major update package annually. This is likely to last until 2025. Builds of Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro Education, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations will receive support for 18 months.