Next week, Microsoft will finalize updates for Windows 10, version 1607 of the Enterprise and Education editions, and Windows 10, version 1709 of the Home and Pro editions.
The end date of support for two versions of Windows 10 is approaching:
- Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607)
- Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709)
As a result, all updates, including security patches, will no longer be shipped to the appropriate devices.
The latest updates for Windows 10 Enterprise 1607, Windows 10 Education 1607, Windows 10 Home 1709 and Windows 10 Pro 1709 will be released next week – April 9th.
When will the new version of Windows 10? Calendar of system updates
Microsoft marks feature updates with numeric code yymm, which indicate their expected availability dates, even if the release actually takes place later. So, the Windows 1607 version started shipping on August 2, 2016, and the 1709 version debuted on October 17, 2017 (and not in September).
Users of Windows 10 Enterprise 1607 and Windows 10 Education 1607 received a 32-month support period after the completion of the life cycle of this version. This extra-long support life cycle was due to a couple of delays initiated by Microsoft. Originally planned to receive patches for 20 months. Support 1607 was first stretched to 26 months, then to 32.
Windows 10 Home 1607 and Windows 10 Pro 1607 users received their latest updates a year ago, on April 10, 2018. Only Enterprise and Education devices have received a longer period of support.
Meanwhile, next Tuesday, the latest updates for PCs and tablets running Windows 10 Home 1709 and Windows 10 Pro 1709 will also be presented. Standard Windows 18 support was provided to these versions of Windows 10.
However, Windows 10 Enterprise 1709 and Windows 10 Education 1709 received additional 12-month updates, as these updates were “carried over” to a longer 30-month life cycle when Microsoft revised its support policies.
Devices running Windows 10 Home 1709, Windows 10 Pro 1709, Windows 10 Enterprise 1607, or Windows 10 Education 1607 need to be updated to a more recent version in order to continue to receive bug fixes and security patches. To install the new version of Windows 10, Home and Pro editions users can use the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant.
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The next end date of support for Windows 10 versions will be October 8, 2019, when Enterprise 1703 and Education 1703 will receive their latest updates.