Windows 10 version 1809 is no longer supported

As planned, Microsoft has discontinued support for Windows 10 version 1809. Today was the last day when the OS received its Patch Tuesday updates.

Windows 10 October 2018 Update Banner

The change affects Windows 10, version 1809 Home, Pro, Pro Education, Pro for Workstations, and IoT Core. Support for the OS was originally supposed to end in spring 2020, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has been extended by six months.

As for Enterprise or Windows 10 Education editions, they will continue to receive updates until May 2021.

If you are about to upgrade you October 2018 Update instance, keep in mind that your should not go with Windows 10 version 1903, and it will reach its end of support within the next month.

Running an 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:

How to find the Windows 10 version you are running

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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