Keeping in mind how users stay on the older version for long, Microsoft is making sure the same thing doesn’t happen with Windows 10. One of the recent feature updates in Windows 10 gave end-users the option to download updates manually, so they are not more forced. However, if your version of Windows 10 is getting out of date, Windows will force update you to the latest version. Microsoft has now stated that anybody running Windows 10 v1809 would be forced to upgrade to v1909.
The same had happened with Windows 10 v1803 on May 25, 2019, when computers were forced to upgrade to Windows 10 1903.
Microsoft to start pushing v1909 on Windows 10 running v1809
Beginning today, we will slowly start the phased process to automatically initiate a feature update for devices running the October 2018 Update (Windows 10, version 1809) Home and Pro editions, keeping those devices supported and receiving the monthly updates that are critical to device security and ecosystem health. We are starting this rollout process several months in advance of the end of service date to provide adequate time for a smooth update process.
Windows 10 v1809 was released in October 2018 which is almost a year old. A lot of enhancements both in terms of features and security were released in the next updates. Microsoft feels that keeping those devices supported and receiving the monthly updates that are critical to computer security and ecosystem health.
Here is another reason why the upgrade is compulsory. Windows 10 v1809 will soon reach its end of service date which is on May 12, 2020. Here are full details on the Lifecycle of Windows 10 v1809.
- Date of availability: November 13, 2018
- End of service for Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for Workstations editions: May 12, 2020
- End of service for Enterprise and Education editions: May 11, 2021
Enterprise and Education editions get the service updates for 30 months from the date or release of any version of Windows. However for Pro and Home its 12 months.
This announcement applies to Home and Pro editions.
Windows 10, version 1909 is available for any user on a recent version of Windows 10 who manually selects “Check for updates” via Windows Update. The recommended servicing status is Semi-Annual Channel.
Starting today, Microsoft will launch the rollout in a phased process. It will automatically initiate a feature update for devices running the October 2018 Update. Even though the end of service is due six months, Microsoft feels its important that users get the latest update early. It will ensure the update can be applied to all the computers before the deadline.
If your computer is not able to connect to the internet, we suggest to download the latest Windows 10 ISO and upgrade it.