Windows 10: Windows 10 version 1507 will no longer receive security updates

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  1. Posts : 25,240
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
       09 May 2017 #1

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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; 09 May 2017 at 13:14.
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  2.    09 May 2017 #2

    Sorry but if you are on Version 1703 the updates will continue as normal then?
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  3. Posts : 4,509
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 May 2017 #3

    AntJac said: View Post
    Sorry but if you are on Version 1703 the updates will continue as normal then?
    Yes, and on 1607 and 1511. It's only the original release (1507, build 10240) that gone past its 'end of support'.
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  4.    09 May 2017 #4

    Cheers Brink

    There seems to be more versions of Windows 10 than there is ipods!
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  5. Posts : 53
    Windowes 10 Pro 15063.332
       09 May 2017 #5

    AntJac said: View Post
    Cheers Brink

    There seems to be more versions of Windows 10 than there is ipods!
    microsoft needs to stop supporting the previous build of 10 a month after the new build. need yo push peeps to the new build for security reason.
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  6.    09 May 2017 #6

    Bad numbering I keep thinking 1507 is the Creator's update which is build 15063 . Why Microsoft just say 10240 build is the one that is not getting no more updates.
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  7. Posts : 4,509
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 May 2017 #7

    ChaChaLaBoom said: View Post
    microsoft needs to stop supporting the previous build of 10 a month after the new build. need yo push peeps to the new build for security reason.
    Do not confuse security updates with features updates. A Features Update is a new version with new... well... features. 1511, 1607 and now 1703 are all 'features updates' and involve installing a complete new system.

    Security and bug-fix updates are another matter entirely. These fixes are patches for an existing system and apply equally to all versions. These are the Cumulative Updates, you get the latest security fixes regardless of which version of 10 you have - or you did until today when support for the oldest version just ended.

    Versions with older features are supported for as long as they are on the Long Term Service Branch, the one designed to provide a stable and unchanging set of features for critical business systems. Currently the LTSB supports versions 1511 and 1607.
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  8.    10 May 2017 #8

    This is a good decission, as long as the newer builds are running flawless and without problem. There's no need to keep so many different builds of the same OS. Just lead to confussion.
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  9.    10 May 2017 #9

    Hi there
    There perhaps should only be 3 current builds at one time -- latest, previous and the one before ---- easier to maintain, gives people a reasonable time to prepare to update and fix if things don't work etc.

    As a new build appears the oldest drops off.

    For people really desperate to run old obsolete versions --there's always running as a VM as a realistic option.

    Here for example Windows 98

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    Keeping Enterprise as a Long service version also makes sense - corporate application (Front end) software depends on many things - some heavily used software still requires W7 as a front end so sense there. Ms also can't control or has very limited control of this type of software.

    It's no point though having a zillion versions of Windows available --all in different states of upgrade and security !!!!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. Posts : 53
    Windowes 10 Pro 15063.332
       10 May 2017 #10

    Bree said: View Post
    Do not confuse security updates with features updates. A Features Update is a new version with new... well... features. 1511, 1607 and now 1703 are all 'features updates' and involve installing a complete new system.

    Security and bug-fix updates are another matter entirely. These fixes are patches for an existing system and apply equally to all versions. These are the Cumulative Updates, you get the latest security fixes regardless of which version of 10 you have - or you did until today when support for the oldest version just ended.

    Versions with older features are supported for as long as they are on the Long Term Service Branch, the one designed to provide a stable and unchanging set of features for critical business systems. Currently the LTSB supports versions 1511 and 1607.
    i didn't. nice try, NOT.
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