Multiple versions of Windows 10 (versions 1803, 1809, and 1909) have reached the end of service, Microsoft has reported to customers. Devices running Windows 10 releases that have reached the end of service will no longer receive technical support or monthly bug fixes and security to protect them from the latest detected security threats.
While Microsoft usually advises users of end-of-service products to upgrade as soon as possible to the latest versions available to keep their systems safe, the company usually publishes feature updates for some older devices that reach the end of service.
Microsoft said, Windows Update automatically starts updating Windows 10 consumer devices and existing unmanaged business devices within several months of reaching the end of service. For these devices, you can choose a suitable time to restart your device and complete the update.
Windows 10 Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for Workstations versions, version 1909, and all versions of Windows Server, version 1909, are at end of service. Several versions of the operating system, version 1803 and 1809, also reached the end of service on May 11, 2021, after Microsoft had delayed them due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The list of releases that reached the end of service for this month includes:
Windows 10 version 1909: Home, Pro, Pro for Workstations, Pro for Education, and all versions of Windows Server version 1909.
Windows 10 version 1809: All editions except for Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019 and Windows 10 IoT Core.
Windows 10 version 1803 and Windows Server version 1803.
Microsoft has added the 2004 version of the operating system to the wide publishing channel, making it available to everyone via Windows Update starting in February 2021.
Last week, the company removed the latest compatibility issue that prevents Windows 10 computers with Conexant or Synaptics from updating to the 2004 or 20H2 versions.
Microsoft also allows a limited group of customers to upgrade their systems to version 20H2, which is the latest version released.
Microsoft boosted its 20H2 rollout in March for devices nearing the end of service and users manually searching for updates and using version 1903 or later.