Windows 10: What happens if I don't want to upgrade from Win 10 Pro to Creators?

  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1

    What happens if I don't want to upgrade from Win 10 Pro to Creators?

    My current system runs like a dream and I've been deferring/blocking creators edition ever since it was first announced.
    The only thing that would make me consider Creators is the Windows Sonic/Atmos for Headphones.

    But if I choose to just stay on Win 10 Pro build 1607, will I continue to receive Defender security updates? If not I could purchase a comprehensive security suite.
    Other than that there won't be any new features, which I don't care about anyway as I prefer stability over gimmicks.
    Or are there other serious ramifications to think about if I choose to stay on Win 10 Pro 1607?

    Appreciate any and all replies.
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  2. Posts : 415
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       2 Weeks Ago #2

    The main reference you need to read is Windows lifecycle fact sheet - Windows Help

    You might also want to look over these
    Modern Lifecycle Policy
    Modern Lifecycle Policy FAQ

    Once your version is no longer supported, there might be updates to Windows defender itself that prevent you applying updates to Windows defender malware definitions. But there is no way of knowing in advance if or when this might happen but it will not be before the 10th April 2018 end-of-support date given for Ver 1607.

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  3. Posts : 6,050
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       2 Weeks Ago #3

    It's actually very difficult to stay on 1607. KB4023814 helpfully(?) installs the Update Assistant on systems that are at 'end of service' and runs it regularly (and at every boot) to nag you into updating. You could try uninstalling the Update Assistant, but it will automatically reinstall itself.

    Some versions of Windows 10 display a notification to install the latest version
    Applies to: Windows 10 Pro released in July 2015 Windows 10 Version 1511 Windows 10 Home, released in July 2015 Windows 10 Version 1607 Windows 10 Version 1703
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #4

    Just unplug it from net
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5

    To be more precise, it is Windows 10 Pro Creators Edition.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6. Posts : 2,404
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       1 Week Ago #6

    I have the very latest version of Windows 10 working on two 2006 PC. I would backup your Pc and try updating.
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