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Microsoft to Kill Off Several Windows Versions Today 

April 9 marks the end of support not only for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, but for two other Windows versions as well.

April 9 marks the end of support not only for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, but for two other Windows versions as well.

As I said last week, Windows 10 version 1709 will be retired later today for Home and Pro users, with the latest updates to be shipped as part of this month’s Patch Tuesday cycle.

In other words, users still running Windows 10 Fall Creators Update are recommended to upgrade to a newer release as soon as possible to continue receiving updates. The upgrade is free and can be performed via Windows Update.

Windows 10 version 1709 Education and Enterprise will still be supported beyond today’s deadline.

Additionally, Microsoft is also ending support for Windows 10 version 1607 (Anniversary Update) for Enterprise and Education SKUs. The company pulled support for Home and Pro versions of the Anniversary Update last year.

And last but not least, Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 also receives its last security updates today. Devices running it should be upgraded to a newer release as soon as possible.Upgrade ASAPFor Windows 10 users, the choice isn’t that hard. Microsoft recommends users to always stick with the latest version of the operating system, which at the time of writing this article is the October 2018 Update (version 1809). A new version is just around the corner, officially called May 2019 Update, and is projected to go live late next month.

The next version of Windows 10 that Microsoft will retire for consumers is the April 2018 Update, which according to the company’s official lifecycle page, is supposed to receive the last batch of updates in November this year.

In other words, consumers running this version have several months to prepare the upgrade to a newer release, which can be either the October 2018 Update (already available) or the upcoming May 2019 Update (shipping in a month).
 
 
 
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