Microsoft plans to end support for Windows 10 version 1809, known as 'October 2018 Update'. The OS will stop receiving security updates starting on May 12, 2020.
Windows 10 version 1809, codenamed 'Redstone 5', was a major update for the Windows 10 family. It introduced File Explorer with the dark theme support, Screen snip was added as a new option to enable a quick action in Action center, Cloud Clipboard and Windows HD Color options were added to the Settings app.
If you are not familiar with new features that were added to Windows 10 version 1809, see the following post:
What’s New In Windows 10 October 2018 Update Version 1809
Microsoft pulled Windows 10 October 2018 Update quickly after its release because of a number of critical bugs. On March 20, 2019 Microsoft made the OS generally available to the public.
As of May 12, 2020 all consumer SKUs of Windows 10 version 1809 will no longer receive updates.
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
The actual version of Windows 10 is version 1909. You can learn more about it by reading this post: What's new in Windows 10 version 1909 (19H2)
Some useful articles:
- Download Windows 10 Version 1909 November 2019 Update
- Windows 10 Version 1909 System Requirements
- Windows 10 version 1909 is November 2019 Update
- Install Windows 10 Version 1909 With Local Account
- Features Removed in Windows 10 Version 1909 and 1903
- Generic Keys to Install Windows 10 version 1909
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3 thoughts on “Windows 10 version 1809 will reach end of support on May 12, 2020”
It should be noted that this doesn’t apply to LTSC 2019 (based on 1809).
Well, I noted that this affects ‘consumer’ editions of the OS, which do not include LTSC.
Is it really necessary to start branding/watermarking generic images like the Windows 10 banner above? It’s also done in the recent Firefox article showing the about:config warning screen. This barely counts as content you’ve made that needs actual protecting.