Back in May, Microsoft dropped support for the original version of Windows 10. Today, the company is dropping support for Windows 10 Version 1511, also known as the Windows 10 November Update. The update was released nearly two years ago back in November 2015, and it was a fairly minor update in terms of the consumer-focused features and improvements.
Users still running the Windows 10 November Update are expected to upgrade to the newest version of Windows 10, as they will no longer receive security updates. Newer versions of Windows 10 also include advanced security features such as Windows Defender ATP, and the OS also picked up lots of reliability and performance improvement over the past two years. Microsoft stated on its support page:
“After October 10, 2017, Windows 10 devices running version 1511 will no longer receive security and quality updates. Microsoft recommends updating devices to the latest version of Windows 10 by visiting the Windows Security page and selecting Verify you’re updated to manually update your device . For additional info, check out the Windows lifecycle fact sheet.”
With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update set to start rolling on October 17, you’d think Microsoft would drop support for the version 1511 once the latest version of Windows 10 (1709) is out. However, Microsoft is going to be gradually rolling out the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which means you are probably better off avoiding the update in the early stages of the rollout due to the early bugs.