Yesterday we reported that Microsoft removed all upgrade blocks to Windows 10 2004 and Windows 10 20H2. This should be good news for users who are still using Windows 10 version 1909, as this version of Windows 10 is nearing end of life next week.
Specifically, Windows 10 1909 (the November 2019 update) is reaching end of support, with Microsoft no longer providing security updates after the Tuesday patch of next week.
Windows 10, version 1909 will end of maintenance on May 11, 2021. This applies to the following editions of Windows 10 released in November 2019:
- Windows 10 Home, version 1909
- Windows 10 Professional, version 1909
- Windows 10 Pro Education, version 1909
- Windows 10 Professional for Workstations, version 1909
These editions will no longer receive security updates after May 11, 2021. Customers who contact Microsoft support after that date will be asked to update their device to the latest version of Windows 10 to remain supported.
Windows 10 1909 wasn’t the biggest or most memorable update to Windows 10, and most remembered is the addition of the ability to add appointments from the Date and Time pop-up. .
The changelog for the update reads as follows:
- Quickly create an event directly from the Calendar drop-down menu on the taskbar.
- Better notification handling, including a new button at the top of the action center and the ability to sort notifications by most recently viewed.
- Integration of OneDrive online content with traditional indexed results in File Explorer’s search box.
- The Start menu navigation pane now expands when you hover your mouse over it to better indicate where the click is going.
- Use your voice to activate third-party digital assistants from the lock screen.
For enterprise, education, and IoT Enterprise users, Windows 10 version 1803 and version 1809 is also exiting support.
To update to a newer version of Windows 10, you should expect an update if you check settings for updates.