Microsoft has been currently working on bringing Windows 10 “Redstone 4” which would be called Springs Creators Update for all Windows 10 users next month. Earlier today, We had given details about the service support duration for this update that will be offered by Microsoft. Springs Creators update will receive service support from of about 18 months after the launch.

Microsoft has also given information regarding the end of the life support deadline date for Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607 that was launched in 2016. Microsoft has mentioned April 10th. 2018 as the day after which the service support will be stopped from Microsoft side for this Windows 10 version. Microsoft will now probably shoot up notifications to those users running their PCs version 1607 to update to latest version of Windows 10 to avoid any harm to their PCs.

End of service support means that Microsoft will no longer provide such devices with regular security updates to those versions of Windows 10. Microsoft has already stopped providing updates for the earlier version of Windows 10 i.e. “threshold 1” and “threshold 2” updates that were launched in 2015 in the month of August and November respectively. This is because have had also passed their deadline date last year as mentioned by Microsoft earlier also.

Please note that the Enterprise and Education editions of Windows 10 will generally keep on receiving an additional 6 months of service support after reaching their deadline date for end of life service support. There is a clear indication given by Microsoft on their website that each version of Windows 10 will be provided with cumulative updates that will contain bug fixes and security updates for 18 months after launch.

So any user who is still using a version 1607 of Windows 10 should upgrade their machine before getting yourself into a security problem. Upgrading your existing Windows 10 device to the latest version is free of cost because of Microsoft offering Windows as a Service.

  • dave999999

    “To update to latest version of Windows 10 to avoid any harm to their PCs”.

    Problem is, thousands of people have harmed their PCs ‘by’ updating. Puts people off.
    No sooner is a version finally had all the kinks ironed out, feels safer to upgrade, its off onto another version with initial up takers reporting problems, undeniable fact.

    The stress of it is far too much for some people, hence 5% currently still on 1607.

  • Bill Hendershot

    Mine keeps saying it can’t install updates…Hmmm

  • Randy

    This announcement and MS method of handling users to update to version 1709 is very unprofessional. Web searches show that a lot of users are asking for help in the “failing” installation of 1709. MS should be reviewing feedback and creating bug “fixes” for those experiencing update issues that they failed to forsee. We are at the mercy of MS and they do very little.
    Will this type of support propagate to autonomous cars and lead to human fatalities?

  • Nigel Luther

    I just hope that April 10 comes along and my PC can be left alone and not grind to the slow crap I have every day because Windows new version cannot install. I have tried every trick in the book to get 1709 to install but it craps out everytime.