1.    13 Apr 2017 #1
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Windows 10 version 1507 will no longer receive security updates


    After May 9, 2017, Windows 10 devices running version 1507 will no longer receive security and quality updates. Microsoft recommends updating devices to the latest version of Windows 10 by visiting the Software Download site and selecting Update now to manually update your device. For additional info, check out the Windows lifecycle fact sheet.

    Note
    Security updates will continue to be made available for both Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB.


    Since the initial release of Windows 10 in July 2015, Microsoft has released two additional feature updates that build upon each other, 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.

    How do I know which version of Windows 10 I'm running?

    Find Windows 10 Version Number - Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    In the search box on the taskbar, type winver and then press Enter. This opens the About Windows dialog box, where you'll see the version of Windows 10 that's running on your device.

    If your version is listed as 10.0 in the About Windows dialog box, Microsoft recommends updating your device to the latest version by visiting the Software Download site and selecting Update now to manually update your device.

    How do I update my device?

    Update to Latest Version of Windows 10 using Update Assistant - Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    Microsoft recommends visiting the Software Download site and selecting Update now to manually update your device. If your device does not update:

    • Make sure that your PC is connected to the Internet. And also make sure you're using an unmetered network, because most updates won't be installed if you’re using a metered Internet connection.
    • If you don't have enough drive space to install the update, you might be able to free up drive space to accommodate it.
    • The Windows 10 system requirements page provides the minimum hardware requirements. If your PC meets or exceeds the requirements, use the Windows Update Troubleshooter to try to fix the problem.

    Need more help updating to a newer version of Windows 10?

    It's easy to get help any time you need it. If you need extra assistance, connect with a member of our support team.

    IT professionals should check out our Windows for IT Pros blog for more information specific to Windows 10 for business.

    What happens if I continue to use Windows 10 version 1507?

    If you continue to use version 1507, your computer will still work, but since you won’t continue to receive new security updates or other quality updates, it could become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Microsoft offers complimentary support to ensure your device has the latest updates installed and requires that your device be up to date before assisting with other technical support issues.

    Does end of service for version 1507 apply to all editions of Windows 10?

    See which Windows 10 Edition you have Installed - Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    Windows 10 version 1507 end of service impacts the following editions of Windows 10:

    • Windows 10 Home
    • Windows 10 Pro
    • Windows 10 Education
    • Windows 10 Enterprise

    Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for these editions after May 9, 2017. For more info, check out the Windows lifecycle fact sheet.

    Note
    Security updates will continue to be made available for both Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB.



    Why is Microsoft ending service for version 1507?

    With Windows 10, we introduced a new model whereby we release feature updates a few times a year, rather than holding back features for a new release every 2-3 years as in the past. In doing so, it's important that our customers stay current by installing feature updates as they are released. For more information about Windows 10 servicing, check out the Guide to Windows as a service.


    Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...curity-updates
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Apr 2017 at 18:56.
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  2.    13 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Posts : 1,393
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15

    As I'd already spotted that the end of 1507 updates was imminent, this is the interesting bit for me:
    Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for these editions after May 9, 2017. For more info, check out the Windows lifecycle fact sheet.
    When I checked the lifecycle fact sheet last week, it talked about 1507 going out of mainstream support in 2020.
    Now it's updated straight from 1507 to 1703 (missing out 1511 and 1607 completely for some reason) but the curious thing for me is that the date when mainstream support ends is still 2020.

    Whatever happened to the idea of 'Windows 10 is the last version of Windows'?

    If that were true, logically the support date for 1703 should have moved on a couple of years, because 1703 is a complete new release of an operating system so the clock should start again, and it should be in mainstream support until 2022.
    So what's going on...?
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