Microsoft to discontinue security support for Windows 10 RTM v1507

Microsoft has announced that they will be discontinuing support for Windows 10 devices that are running on 1507. In case your system is still on 1507 build its time to update by either heading over to Software Download site and selecting manually update your device. That said the 1507 Build was released the long time ago and deciding to not update to the future build is only set to hamper your experience and may also cause some serious security ramifications.

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Support for Windows 10 RTM v1507 to end

One also needs to bear in mind that Microsoft has released two new feature update which delivers the latest features and also offer a better security. Windows 10 is the first iteration of Windows operating system that has been designed as a service and what this means is that one needs to regularly update to the latest builds.

After May 9, 2017, Windows 10 devices running version 1507 will no longer receive security and quality updates. Microsoft recommends updating devices to the latest version of Windows 10.

As per Microsoft’s policy devices need to install an update within 60-days of rollout else they will lose access to security and feature updates. However, Microsoft had extended this grace period for the 1507 but now the extension to has ended.

You can search for your Windows version by simply typing winter in the taskbar and pressing enter and you can also head over to the Software Download site and select Update now.

Also here are few things you need to check if your device fails to update, ensure that the PC is connected to the internet and the connection is not a metered one. Also, ensure that you have enough drive space to install the update and if not clean up the drives and temporary files. It’s worth heading over to the Windows 10 system requirements page and ensures that your PC meets the requirement for the Windows 10 update.

That said your Windows 10 version 1507 will still work but the security updates and quality updates will cease. With the exponential rise in malware and security breaches, it only makes sense to update.

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Mahit Huilgol has been using Windows on PC and Mobile since long. He has been following Microsoft developments from close quarters and loves writing about it.

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