Windows 10 version 1803 support is nearing its end and Microsoft wants users to upgrade to the latest version of the OS for continued support. Microsoft recently started training its machine-learning technology to automatically upgrade Windows 10 version 1803 to Windows 10 version 1903 (May 2019 Update).
Starting today, Microsoft is automatically initiating the Windows 10 May 2019 Update for customers with devices that are at or nearing end of service. In the coming days or weeks, Windows 10 version 1803 devices should start seeing the May 2019 Update on Windows Update.
In a support document, Microsoft shared the following details:
We are initiating the Windows 10 May 2019 Update for customers with devices that are at or nearing end of service and have not yet updated their device. Keeping these devices both supported and receiving monthly updates is critical to device security and ecosystem health. Based on the large number of devices running the April 2018 Update, that will reach the end of 18 months of service on November 12, 2019, we are starting the update process now for Home and Pro editions to help ensure adequate time for a smooth update process.
Our update rollout process takes into consideration the scale and complexity of the Windows 10 ecosystem, with the many hardware, software, and app configuration options users have, to provide a seamless update experience for all users. We closely monitor update feedback to allow us to prioritize those devices likely to have a good update experience and quickly put safeguards on other devices while we address known issues. Windows 10 Home and Pro edition users will have the ability to pause the update for up to 35 days so they can choose a convenient time.
It’s also worth mentioning that Microsoft has started pushing the end of support warning to Windows 10 version 1803. If you don’t see the update, you can use Microsoft Update Assistant Tool to find the reason.