Support for Windows 10’s November Update comes to an end

By: George Finley
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Windows 10 November Update end support

Every year, Windows 10 receives two main updates, which means that there are a variety of versions of the operating system that Microsoft has to update, not the most practical thing to do especially when there are other priorities.

So, Microsoft every now and then decides to drop support for older releases after a period of time. For example, the original Windows 10 release (1507) lost Microsoft support five months ago.

Version 1511 of Windows lacks support as well

On October 10, Microsoft decided that it was version 1511’s time. As a result, the tech giant killed support for version 1511, otherwise known as the November Update.

Users running the Anniversary Update 1607 or the Creators Update 1703 are still getting support for these versions of the operating systems.  The Anniversary Update looks like it will continue being supported by Microsoft and will keep receiving security patches until March 2018. The Creators Update, on the other hand, will receive support until September 2018.

If you decide to continue using older versions of the OS, you should be aware of Microsoft’s warnings: you will no longer receive security or quality updates, and your system could become vulnerable to viruses and more security risks.

Upgrade your system to the Creators Update

The company recommends users upgrading to the Creators Update. For now, everyone is anxious because the Fall Creators Update will be launched on October 17.

You can find out which version of Windows 10 are you on by typing winver into the search box on the desktop and hitting enter. An About Windows dialog box will then pop up that will display the version you are currently running.

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