Following an update earlier this year, Microsoft is preparing to retire another version of Windows 10, which is Windows 10 Build 1809, or October 2018, and has been one of the most controversial feature updates to Microsoft’s desktop operating system, which many have effectively described as the company’s biggest failure to date. And it’s all because there was a significant bug at the factory when it was updated in October 2018, which could have led to the deletion of some user files stored in the library, all because Microsoft didn’t actually fix the problem before it introduced a new version to production devices. The software giant eventually decided to temporarily remove the update, only to re-release it about a month later with other errors.
Windows 10’s October 2018 update was due to be retired in May, but the company finally decided to extend its support end date by six months as the global health crisis forced many of us to start working from home. The idea is simple, because it can be very simple. IT administrators therefore have more time to upgrade their computers in preparation for the demise of Windows 10 version 1809.
Microsoft said the final security update for this release will be released on November 10, 2020, not May 12, 2020. In March, we announced that we would suspend the release of optional non-security updates (also known as “C” and “D” versions) for all supported versions of Windows clients and Windows servers to give organizations time to focus on business continuity in the event of a global pandemic.
Now that the time has come for Windows 10 Build 1809 to retire next week, users are again warned to upgrade their devices as soon as possible. But not all SKUs will be affected by the change, and Microsoft will deactive the consumer-specific version. The education and enterprise SKUs of Windows 10, version 1809, will continue to provide services as before.
So what’s next for Windows 10 users who are still running the October 2018 update? Basically, the easiest way to continue receiving updates is to install an updated version of Windows 10. Recently, Microsoft has launched the October 2020 update, which has been updated for two years and comes with the latest features developed by Microsoft, including theme-aware real-time tiles and other improvements.
However, the October update was introduced in stages, and not all devices can now be downloaded from Windows Update. However, other methods, such as the Media Creation Tool, allow users to install the October update without waiting for this version to appear on Windows Update.