- Microsoft it will no longer support Windows 10 devices running version 1507, the original version of Windows 10, after Tuesday.
- The company warned that continuing to use version 1507 will prevent users from receiving new security updates, potentially putting them at risk.
- The end of service impacts Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Education and Windows 10 Enterprise.
Windows 10 was originally released in July 2015. Since then, Microsoft has rolled out two additional feature updates, which both include security enhancements. Given the current threat environment, Microsoft wants to ensure users are using the latest versions.
Ending updates to older version is certainly an effective way to get people to upgrade, funneling users into current product offerings. This is especially true in the enterprise, where administrators will want to ensure the business has the best security protection available.
Last month, Microsoft released its Windows 10 Creator’s update. Creator is one of the most secure versions of Windows ever, according to Intel. Now that Creator is available, Microsoft wants to push as many people to upgrade as possible.