30 August 2019
One of the crucial aspects of any operating system is software updates that not only bring new features but also fix different security issues. The same applies to Microsoft's Windows 10 OS meant for laptops and notebooks but as we know, not everyone installs these updates on time. This is the reason the team has come up with a way to make such users aware of the same.
As spotted by Windows Latest folks first, the Windows Update section of Windows 10 will now start showing an end of alert support to users who are running an older version. It will also suggest users download and install new updates to keep using the OS smoothly and without any worries of security vulnerabilities.
For the uninitiated ones, whenever a new software or OS version is released by the developer team, it comes with a preset timeline for active support. This timeline could be either months or years long but it is the time during which the team will work on fixing any performance or security issues related to the version. Once it is expired, the team stops working on the version and moves on to the next thing which is usually the next version.
The Windows 10 April 2018 (version 1803) was released last year with a support timeline until November 2019 (for non-Enterprise customers). It means if there are users who are still using the build, they should update it to a newer version if they wish to keep receiving fixes beyond the present timeline. Once they install the update, they will be eligible to receive fixes as per the new timeline and this price keeps going on.
While tech enthusiasts are interested in such things and are likely to keep their software/Oses updated, the same cannot be said for casual users. Many of them might not even know about the whole process of update and software support. This is where the idea of showing end of support alert makes sense and will be a lot helpful.