On May 11, 2021, certain versions of Windows 10 will no longer be supported. By not upgrading, you are giving hackers a map to your systems. We’ve called attention to this issue before. With the pace of releases from Microsoft, the advice from our CIO, Marcus Bluestein, to “Get Current, Stay Current” is more important than ever. We’re sharing specifics for this deadline to help you assess whether your firm is at risk.
- The 1909 release of Windows 10 will stop being supported on May 11, 2021 for the Home and Pro editions. Windows 10 Enterprise 1909 will continue to be supported until May 2022.
- Windows 10 Enterprise 1803 and 1809 will stop being supported on May 11, 2021.
- Note that Windows 10 Enterprise 1903 is already out of support (as of December 2020).
- Machines running Home or Pro editions of 1909, as well as machines running Enterprise editions of 1803 or 1809, will stop receiving security updates and patches after May 11, 2021. Additionally, customers with machines running those combinations of editions/versions will no longer be able to call for support.
Here are step-by-step instructions to check the Edition and Version of Windows 10 on your machine:
- Click the search box next to the start menu, as shown below
- Type “about”, then click “About your PC” in the choices listed, as shown below
- Take note of the Edition and Version, as shown below
Official dates for all Windows 10 Enterprise versions can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/windows-10-enterprise-and-education
Official dates for all Windows 10 Home and Pro versions can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/windows-10-home-and-pro
Check out What’s New in Windows 10 v20H2.