Microsoft released the first version of Windows 10 back in 2015. As promised, the company is dropping support for the original version of Windows 10 today. What this essentially means is that the first version of Windows 10, version 1507, will no longer receive any security or quality updates from Microsoft. The end of service affects 4 different SKUs of Windows 10: Pro, Enterprise, Home, and Education.
Microsoft explained in a support page that the only way to continue receiving updates on Windows 10 is to update to a newer version of the OS, which isn’t anything unexpected. To continue getting updates, users will have to upgrade to a newer version of Windows 10 such as version 1511 (“November Update”), version 1607 (“Anniversary Update”) or version 1703 (“Creators Update”) — which is actually the latest version of the OS. The company explained in a blog post:
“With Windows 10, we introduced a new model whereby we release feature updates a few times a year, rather than holding back features for a new release every 2-3 years as in the past. In doing so, it’s important that our customers stay current by installing feature updates as they are released. For more information about Windows 10 servicing, check out the Guide to Windows as a service.”
If you are still running the original version of Windows 10, it’s probably a good idea to move to a newer version of the OS because of the new features and improved security.