Upgrading to the latest version of Windows 10 now made a lot simpler!

Upgrading to the latest version of Windows 10 now made a lot simpler!

Hey folks!

 

With Windows 10 versions reaching their end of life rapidly, it's imperative that you update them to the latest to fend off exploits. While we understand how painstaking it can be to update the multitude of machines in your enterprise, we have chipped in to make it easier.

 

Starting Apr. 13, 2023 - Windows 10 versions 2004 and above can seamlessly be upgraded to the latest version with a single patch installation (enablement package) through Patch Manager Plus. Once the enablement package is installed, the required dependency patch will automatically be installed in the systems.

 

Tell me more

 

For a better understanding, let's take a look at these cases.

 

  • For existing Windows 10 (20H2/21H1/21H2) users:

 

Note: Windows 21H1 reached the end of life on 13 Dec 2022. Learn more about Windows 10 end of life versions.

 

To migrate to the latest version, refer to the following steps:

 

1) In the product console, navigate to Patches > Missing Patches

2) Search for the required patch ID (as mentioned in the table at the bottom of the post).


3) Deploy the patch either manually or via an Automate Patch Deployment task.


  • For existing Windows 10 2004 users:

 

Note: 


Per Microsoft, "For devices running Windows 10, versions 20H2, 21H1, or 21H2, you can take advantage of an enablement package for a fast, easy installation experience."

 

Hence you can migrate to either 20H2 or 21H2 with an enablement package and then migrate to 22H2.

 


To migrate, refer to the following steps:

 

1) In the product console, navigate to Patches > Missing Patches

2) Search for the required patch ID (as mentioned in the table at the bottom of the post).

3) Deploy the patch either manually or via an Automate Patch Deployment task.

 


Points to be noted

  • The patches for the latest versions (enablement packages) will be listed under Missing Patches

(For ex: If you're on version 20H2, patches for 21H2 and 22H2 would be listed)

  • If you have configured an Automate Patch Deployment task and have selected Feature Updates under Microsoft Updates, the patches would automatically be tested and deployed (if approved).

  • To prevent the Feature Updates from being automatically tested and deployed, you can decline them.

To decline patches,

    • Navigate to Patches > Missing Patches

    • Select the required patches (i.e. the enablement packages)

    • On the top menu, click on Mark as > Declined

 Help pages

 

For more info on upgrading to the latest Windows 10 versions, refer to the following pages:

 

 

List of Enablement patches

 

Patch ID 
Description
108486
Feature Update via Windows 10, version 20H2 Enablement Package (2004-20H2) x86
108487
Feature Update via Windows 10, version 20H2 Enablement Package (2004-20H2) x64
109112
Feature Update via Windows 10, version 21H2 Enablement Package (2004/20H2/21H1-21H2) x64
109113
Feature Update via Windows 10, version 21H2 Enablement Package (2004/20H2/21H1-21H2) x86
110036
Feature Update via Windows 10, version 22H2 Enablement Package (20H2/21H1/21H2-22H2) x64
110037
Feature Update via Windows 10, version 22H2 Enablement Package (20H2/21H1/21H2-22H2) x86


Cheers, 
The ManageEngine Team


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