Windows 10 v1607 (Anniversary Update) reaches end of support in April

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Microsoft releases a feature update twice-per-year and it’s now time for an older version of Windows 10 to be discontinued.  You might be aware that if you are running Version 1607, then you don’t have the  Creators Update and that gives you some extra-load on your to-do list for next month. This is not a prank for April Fools Day.

Almost two years ago, the Anniversary Update promised to be one of the best and most stable releases. Our readers are now familiar with its bugs, errors and other issues that came along, but we managed to fix them and move on. Now, users who are still running it will no longer receive security updates beyond April 2018.

Upgrade your system to a newer version of Windows 10

The giant tech recommends users to start planning the upgrade to a newer version of Windows 10, as both the Creators Update and the Fall Creators Update are still being supported. This means otherwise you will no longer receive security or quality updates, and your system could become vulnerable to viruses and more security risks.

“Windows 10 version 1607 (Anniversary Update) will reach end of service and receive its final security update on April 10, 2018. If you see a reminder that the latest version is ready to install, we recommend you follow the steps to pick a time that works best for you or update immediately”

Microsoft support makes available a reference to all of the updates that were released for version 1607 of Windows 10. If you need to check what version of Windows you are on, just type winver in the search box of your taskbar and click on the run command. And once you know that you can see the date your version reaches the end of support.

end of support table for Windows 10 versions

Besides that, Microsoft is getting prepared to release Redstone 4 (possibly called Spring Creators Update) next month. Which one will be the most secure version of Windows 10?

At the moment, Microsoft emphasizes that about Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Then again, Redstone 4 is projected to be finalized by the end of March, with the gradual rollout to begin in April 2018.

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This is ridiculous. Microsoft have caused this problem. They specified a minimum 32GB eMMC storage device can be used on Windows tablets and 2-in-1 devices to allow the maker to pre-load Windows 10 licenses. This lack of space causes the half-yearly updates to fail to install with space issues by design. The Windows service pack installer doesn’t even allow you to use space on an additional memory card or USB device during the install leaving owners of these machines with the only option to re-install Windows twice per year or stop receiving critical updates and risk it.

I haven’t Got enough space to download the new update ! I’ve tried everything but cannot get enough space. What will happen if I don’t install as I’m worried I won’t be able to use my laptop and I’ve got exams coming up!
Please help!!

You’ll still be able to use it, April update is out and i’m still using the anniversary version