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Microsoft discontinues support Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft discontinues support for version 1607 of Windows 10, which is the version that appeared as Windows 10 Anniversary Update. This means that users who have not made an update from that version will no longer receive patches.

Microsoft reports terminating the support of Windows 10 version 1607 with the notes on the release of patch KB4093119 for that version, which includes a leak in Internet Explorer. Stopping the support means that the Home and Pro editions of the Anniversary Update version of Windows 10 will no longer receive updates, not even to close security holes. The Enterprise and Education editions are exceptions; Microsoft will continue to support it for six months after the end-of-service date.
The step is part of Microsoft’s life-cycle policy for Windows 10 releases. The company regards the operating system as a Windows-as-a-Service service, with large updates twice a year, which are supported individually shorter than with previous Windows editions. Microsoft assumes that users update their system to the latest version.

Windows 10 version Introduction date End of service
Windows 10, version 1709 17 October 2017 April 9, 2019
Windows 10, version 1703 April 5, 2017 October 9, 2018
Windows 10, version 1607 August 2, 2016 April 10, 2018
Windows 10, version 1511 November 10, 2015 October 10, 2017
Windows 10, version 1507 July 29, 2015 May 9, 2017

Microsoft continued to issue a comprehensive security update for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Tuesday , or version 1709. KB4093112 contains, among other things, a patch for Specter Variant 2 for AMD processors. Also the insider build 1733, which is likely to appear as Spring Creators Update, although this is not yet certain, received a patch . This has to close gaps in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and the Windows kernel. There were indications that Microsoft wanted to release the Spring Creators Update Tuesday, but for unknown reasons that did not happen.


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