Today is the Last Day of Support for the Original Version of Windows 10

Posted on May 9, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 8 Comments

Today is the Last Day of Support for the Original Version of Windows 10

Following through on its promise to aggressively upgrade Windows 10 to subsequent product versions, Microsoft today is ending support for the original version of Windows 10.

That version, called Windows 10 version 1507, was released in July 2015, less than two years ago. But Microsoft now has an 18-month support policy for Windows 10 Home, Pro, Education, and Enterprise. (Microsoft extended this time frame by 60 days for version 1507.)

“After May 9, 2017, Windows 10 devices running version 1507 will no longer receive security and quality updates,” a Microsoft support document explains. “Microsoft recommends updating devices to the latest version of Windows 10.”

It’s highly unlikely—OK, near impossible–that any individual is still running this suddenly ancient and quaint version of Windows 10. But you can check your version number by typing WINKEY + R to bring up the Run dialog; then type winver and hit Enter.

“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,” Microsoft explains. “Windows 10 was designed [to be serviced] 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.”

If you continue to use Windows 10 version 1507, you will no longer receive new security updates or other quality updates, but Microsoft says the system will still operate.

 

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Comments (9)

9 responses to “Today is the Last Day of Support for the Original Version of Windows 10”

  1. SvenJ

    "But you can check your version number by typing WINKEY + R to bring up the Run dialog; then type winver and hit Enter."

    How about Start, Settings, System, About. Or, right click Start, System. You can do it without ever touching a keyboard ;)

    Caveat: Not sure those work if you actually do still have 1507. If they don't, you aren't up to date.

  2. [email protected]

    Don't forget the footnote..that LTSB Enterprise edition will continue to be supported for a long time...(10 years?)..


    -TimJ

  3. skane2600

    Perhaps this is the real reason for no-choice updates - to provide an excuse for not having to fix bugs that are more than 2 years old.

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  5. Carlouiss123

    This change does not affect those that are still using Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Education. Those customers will continue to receive updates until October 9. Interestingly, Windows 10 Mobile users also have until October, although there's no upgrade path for them. Manchester taxi near me

    Windows 10 version 1511, which is two years and five months old, had support ended on October 10 last year, but today marks the end for those on Windows 10 Enterprise and Education. Windows 10 Mobile version 1511 support ended back in January.

    According to the latest AdDuplex report, only 3.6% of Windows 10 PCs are still on version 1607, and 0.8% are still on version 1511. In other words, this change doesn't affect a large portion of users. Still, it's nothing new, as these end of support dates have been public for some time

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