After announcing the end of support for customers running Windows Vista operating system, Microsoft has taken another turn and announced that customers running the first general public release of Windows 10 i.e. version 1507 will no longer receive security and quality updates after May 9, 2017.
This is obvious since the first initial release took place back in 2015 and Microsoft has already released two major feature updates i.e. Anniversary Update (1607) and Creators Update (1703), for the public delivering the newest features and more comprehensive security.
Windows 10 was designed as a service, whereby feature updates are required a few times a year. For most consumers, both quality and feature updates are delivered automatically according to their Windows Update settings. By policy, devices need to install the latest feature update within a 60-day grace period of its release to continue to be eligible for monthly servicing with security updates and other quality updates. We extended this grace period for version 1507 beyond this typical 60-day policy, but the time has now come to end servicing for version 1507.
- Windows 10 Home
- Windows 10 Pro
- Windows 10 Education
- Windows 10 Enterprise
In order to continue receive security for any of the above edition of operating system, you should update to the latest version of Windows 10 by visiting the Software Download site or manually update your device from inside Windows Update, or download the latest ISO for a fresh install.
(This is not recommended at all) In case, if you do mind updating and continue to use version 1507, your device will still be operable under all circumstances except you won’t receive new security updates or other quality updates from Microsoft, and hence, it could become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.
To check which version of Windows 10 you are running, open Run window by pressing Win+R, and type winver , hit enter.
If your version is listed as 10.0 in the About Windows dialog box, it is time to update your machine.