The Windows 10 October 2018 Update, also known as Windows 10 version 1809, was expected to reach end of support for Windows 10 Home and Pro users next month. Microsoft has already started to automatically upgrade these users to the latest version of Windows 10, but due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the company acknowledges that now is not a good time to push customers to upgrade to a new version of Windows 10.
That’s why the company is announcing today that it’s extending support for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update through November 10, 2020. This applies to Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for Workstations editions of the OS, while the end of service for Enterprise and Education editions will happen on May 11, 2021.
We are delaying the scheduled end of service date for the Home, Pro, Pro Education, Pro for Workstations, and IoT Core editions of Windows 10, version 1809 to November 10, 2020. More information here: https://t.co/0askUgkghh.
— Windows Update (@WindowsUpdate) April 14, 2020
The software giant also announced today that it will temporarily stop pushing Home and Pro users of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update to upgrade to a newer of the version of the OS. “The rollout process restart for Microsoft-initiated feature updates for devices running on Windows 10, version 1809 will be dramatically slowed and closely monitored in advance of the delayed November 10, 2020 end of service date to provide adequate time for a smooth update process,” the company explained.
With more people being forced to work from home these days, Microsoft deserves credit for not disrupting everyone’s workflows with OS updates. Now, it remains to be seen if this exceptional situation will also impact the public rollout of Windows 10 version 2004, which is expected to be released this Spring.