The latest iteration of Microsoft’s OS, the Windows 10 already feels like a thing of past. Though the OS was released just two years ago in July 2015, the Redmond team has announced an end of support plan for the users of the first ever version of Windows 10. The reasons to this can be numerous but the first impression after Microsoft’s statement seems like the company doesn’t want to hold back the new features for every newer version’s release. In this regard, the company released the following statement:
With Windows 10, we introduced a new model whereby we release feature updates a few times a year, rather than holding back features for a new release every 2-3 years as in the past. In doing so, it’s important that our customers stay current by installing feature updates as they are released.
Which Version Of Windows 10 Is Getting Dumped?
Windows 10 version 1507 is the first version of this iteration of the OS which is getting dumped. Released in July 2015, this was the first ever version of Windows 10 to hit the computers all over the world. Microsoft is now dropping the support for this version now which means that all the devices using version 1507 of Windows 10 won’t be receiving any security updates from now on. This includes all the 4 editions of Windows 10 version 1507. Microsoft said:
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. Windows 10 was designed 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. By policy, devices need to install the latest feature update within a 60-day grace period of its release to continue to be eligible for monthly servicing with security updates and other quality updates. We extended this grace period for version 1507 beyond this typical 60-day policy, but the time has now come to end servicing for version 1507.
What To Do Now?
Microsoft suggests remaining up to date in order to receive the security updates regularly. To do so, you need to shift to the other versions which include Windows 10 version 1511 (November 2015), version 1607 (Anniversary Update, July 2016), and version 1703 (Creators Update, March 2017). As the Creators Update version 1703 is the latest and has many of the latest features, it is recommended the most.