October to be specific. Microsoft has fired off a warning to those still running Windows 10 Version 1703 to upgrade to a newer version of the operating system in order to continue receiving security updates.
This version is more commonly known as the Creators Update.
And apparently, there are still quite a few users running the Enterprise and Education flavors of this version. Even as end of support it will be reached in about a month from now — October 9 will be the last time the Creators Update will get updates.
After which no security patches will be made available for this version of the OS.
You may recall that Microsoft actually released Windows 10 version 1703 early 2017. The Home, Pro, Pro for Workstations, and IoT Core flavors of this version of the operating system reached the end of life on October 8, 2018.
However, as part of its lifecycle policy, the Enterprise and Education SKUs continue to be serviced even after the consumer variants are retired.
It is for this reason that Redmond warns:
“There is no extended support available for any edition of Windows 10, version 1703. Therefore, it will no longer be supported after October 9, 2019 and will not receive monthly security and quality updates containing protections from the latest security threats.
To continue receiving security and quality updates, Microsoft recommends that you update your devices to the latest version of Windows 10.”
Saying it straight.
The next long-term destination for these users is Windows 10 Version 1809, which is what customers are recommended to upgrade to. Also known as the infamous October 2018 Update, this particular version of the OS will be supported until May 11, 2021, as per Microsoft’s servicing policy.
Of course, support for the Home, Pro, Pro for Workstations and IoT Core SKUs will be pulled a year earlier, as usual.