Last week we reported that some users are seeing a notification inside Windows Updates urging them to upgrade to a new version of Windows 10 as the older ones are reaching End of Life. While Microsoft is still struggling with the latest Windows 10 v1903 update, users can upgrade to Windows 10 v1809 which was released last year.
Now, Microsoft has updated its support document (via Techdows) to reflect that the company will be sending a notification asking users to upgrade to a newer version of Windows 10. In the support document, Microsoft noted that users running Windows 10 version 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, and 1803 can expect to see a notification telling them to upgrade. Microsoft also noted that version 1507, 1511, 1607 and 1703 are currently at End of Service so these users will no longer receive security updates and patches.
The company also noted that if the users wish to disable the notifications then they could simply uninstall Update Assistant by running “C:\Windows10Upgrade\Windows10UpgraderApp.exe /ForceUninstall” command. They can also suppress the notifications by deleting “C:\Windows\Updateassistant” and “C:\Windows10upgrade” folders.
The End of Life for Windows 10 v1809 is May 12, 2020, which will give you a decent amount of time before you will need to upgrade again. Microsoft is currently working on perfecting v1903 so you can hold off going to v1903 for a while by upgrading to v1809. This will make sure you don’t run into known issues in v1903 and you will be safe from exploits and vulnerabilities.