Support extended for Windows 10 version 1809 to ease burdens during health crisis

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft is extending security updates for Windows 10 version 1809.
  • Windows 10 version 1809 will receive security updates until November 10, 2020.
  • The extension is due to the current global health crisis.

Microsoft will continue to ship security updates to Windows 10 version 1809 until November 10, 2020. The security extension is due to the current global health crisis. Microsoft explains the extension in a recently updated online doc (opens in new tab).

The doc explains that extending security updates will ease the burdens some people are facing. Here's the complete statement within the doc:

Revised end of service date for Windows 10, version 1809We have been evaluating the public health situation and understand the impact this is having on many of our customers. To help ease some of the burdens customers are facing, we are going to delay the scheduled end of service date for the Home, Pro, Pro Education, Pro for Workstations, and IoT Core editions of Windows 10, version 1809 to November 10, 2020. This means devices will receive monthly security updates only from June to November. The final security update for these editions of Windows 10, version 1809 will be released on November 10, 2020 instead of May 12, 2020. For more information, see Windows lifecycle fact sheet and Lifecycle changes to end of support and servicing dates.

Security updates were originally set to end for Windows 10 version 1809 on May 12, 2020. By extending security updates, people have one less thing to worry about in the current climate.

Sean Endicott
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