Microsoft to Kill Off Windows 10 Version 1909

It’s a big week for Windows 10, not only because Microsoft is now giving the finishing touches to version 21H1, the next feature update to go live for the operating system, but also because the company is rolling out new security patches as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday cycle.

The May 2021 rollout, however, is the last one for Windows 10 version 1909, also known as November 2019 Update, with Microsoft to then discontinue this particular release and require users to update their devices to a newer version.

Microsoft has already warned on several occasions that devices running Windows 10 version 1909 would no longer receive new updates after the May 2021 Patch Tuesday, explaining that the following SKUs would be retired and will therefore be considered unsupported:
 

  • Windows 10 Home, version 1909
  • Windows 10 Pro, version 1909
  • Windows 10 Pro Education, version 1909
  • Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, version 1909

 
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Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.