Windows 10 has been with us for almost 2 and a half years now and since then,we have seen several updates. We first had the November update in 2015, then the Anniversary Update in August last year, the Creators Update in April and now we are waiting for the Fall Creators Update.
Although we know that Microsoft will continue pushing updates to Windows 10, Microsoft is now turning up the heat to those people who don’t update their PCs with the latest version of the OS.
From a support page, Microsoft says that from today, Windows 10 devices running version 1511 will no longer receive security and quality updates. Version 1511 is the November update that was released in 2015. This termination of security updates to this version will affect Windows 10 Home, Pro, Education and Enterprise.
You may be wondering how you can check which version of Windows 10 you are running. Well you have two options: Go to Settings > System > About and check under version. Also, you can go the nerdier route by typing winver on search then press Enter. This will show a dialog box that will show the Windows 10 version you are running.
The risk of Microsoft not giving support to PCs running Windows 10 version 1511 is that you will not get these security updates that will make your computer vulnerable, which is not a good thing. You have the option to upgrade to the latest version (March Creators Update) or risk a week to get the Fall Creators update.
This move also shows that Microsoft wants people to continuously upgrade to the latest version of Windows so as to not risk getting crucial security fixes and cool updates.