You are probably aware that Windows 10 has designated as the last Windows module from Microsoft. So, we should not be expecting Windows 11, Windows 12, 13 or something of such nature.
However, to be able to identify each Windows 10 update, Microsoft has devised a version technique. This identification technique is determined by the year and month in which a version of Windows 10 was released.
For example, Windows 10 version 1903, means, the version of Windows 10 which was released in the month of March in the year 2019.
Having understood what Windows 10 version 1903 means, it is now time to let you know of Microsoft’s intension.
On the 9th day of November, 2020, Microsoft announced that “On December 8, 2020, all editions of Windows 10, version 1903 and Windows 10 Server, version 1903 will reach end of service.”
What Windows 10 End of Service Means.
When Microsoft says that a version of Windows 10 will reach end of service, what they mean is that after the end of service date, they will no longer provide monthly security and quality updates for that version of Windows 10.
In other words, Microsoft is saying that if you are still using Windows 10 version 1903 after the 8th day of December 2020, then you are on your own. You will not receive any software updates from them.
See Also: How to Pause & Resume Windows 10 Updates
Why Windows 10 End of Service Dates Matters.
Using a version of Windows 10 after the End of Service date, implies that if you experience any issue, and you report it to Microsoft, they will not do anything to fix it.
As a result, you will be more vulnerable to attacks from hackers (virus, and others).
So, if you really want to keep your device and data secure, you should seriously consider upgrading to a newer version of Windows 10.
See Also: How Do I Report a Bug in Windows 10?
The Good News.
After announcing the End of Service date for Windows 10 Version 1903, Microsoft went further to let us know that “to keep you protected and productive, [they] will soon begin updating devices running Windows 10, version 1903 to Windows 10, version 1909.”
This updating will happen automatically. However, if it did not in your case, then you should do the following:
- Open Windows 10 Settings.
- Click on Update & Security.
- Now click on the Check for updates button.
- Finally, download and install the available updates.
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