Windows 10 is nearing end of life but PC says you’re up to date [FIX]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Quite a few users encountered an issue with Windows Update. The service displayed a message that informed them about their OS nearing the end of support, yet there’s no option to upgrade to a newer version of Windows 10.

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Windows 10 is nearing the end of support with no option to upgrade

Fortunately, we know what’s the reason for that, as one user stated in a Reddit thread:

I used the Update Assistant to learn that my version of Windows would not update because the device driver for Microsoft Print to PDF was not compatible with the upgrade. Yes, Microsoft’s own print driver blocks the Microsoft update. Great jerb!

Basically, Microsoft is blocking the update. The quickest solution is to remove the printer driver. But that’s not all, as the OP noticed:

I had to disable or remove it manually. A couple actually; some FAX driver too. (FAX, lol). The real problem is there was no way to know what was blocking the upgrade without going through the manual upgrader.

So, there was no way to know what actually caused the problem without consulting the manual upgrader.

You can remove or disable the printer driver quite easily. We also have a detailed guide on how to do that.

Alternatively, you can choose one of these driver removal tools from our recently updated list.

Did you encounter the same problem? Let us know in the comment section below.


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