Windows 10 version 1607 was released in August 2016. Since then, Microsoft has released a few major updates for the Windows 10 platform, including Creators Update (version 1703) and Fall Creators Update (version 1709). At the same time, previous Windows 10 versions have received a bunch of cumulative updates, including security fixes and stability improvements. In a few days, the OS is reaching its end of servicing.
Some time ago, along with a Patch Tuesday update for Windows 10 1607 change log, Microsoft has updated the support page for version 1607 by adding the following note.
Windows 10 version 1607 will reach end of service on April 10, 2018. Devices running Windows 10 Home or Pro editions will no longer receive monthly security and quality updates that contain protection from the latest security threats. To continue receiving security and quality updates, Microsoft recommends updating to the latest version of Windows 10.
Today, the company reduced the support period by one more day. According to a new blog post, Windows 10 version 1607 will reach its end of servicing on April 9, 2019.
As of April 9, all consumer SKUs of Windows 10 will no longer receive updates. Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions will continue to receive updates for six months till October 9, 2018. Also, the long-term servicing channel will receive updates till October 2026.
Running the older version of Windows 10 may allow hackers to potentially execute harmful code on your devices via newly discovered yet unpatched security holes. So if you're concerned about your security, don't forget to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10.
If you need to find out which version of Windows 10 you have installed, see the following article:
At the time of this writing, the latest stable release of Windows 10 is version 1809 "April 1809 Update". To get it, refer to the following tutorial:
Both the Media Creation Tool and the website point the user to Build 17763.379 which includes updates released in March 2019.
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