Microsoft extends Windows 10 version 1709 support because of Coronavirus
Microsoft announced yesterday that support for the company's Windows 10 version 1709 operating system has been extended by six months so that it is supported until October 13, 2020.
Enterprise, Education and iOT Enterprise editions of Windows 10 version 1709 are still supported while Home editions, Pro and Home for instance, are not. Microsoft ended support for these editions on April 19, 2019 already.
Support for Enterprise and Education versions of Windows 10 version 1709 was scheduled to run out on April 14, 2020 initially (after the Patch Tuesday of April 2020).
Microsoft explains that the current Coronavirus situation in the world is putting a toll on everyone. Many system administrators and IT workers work remotely and to reduce the workload that these IT workers have, Microsoft decided to postpone the end of support by six month.
We have been evaluating the public health situation, and we understand the impact this is having on you, our valued customers. To ease one of the many burdens you are currently facing, and based on customer feedback, we have decided to delay the scheduled end of service date for the Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions of Windows 10, version 1709. This means devices will receive monthly security updates only from May to October. The final security update for these editions of Windows 10, version 1709 will be released on October 13, 2020 instead of April 14, 2020.
Microsoft will continue to produce security updates for versions of Windows 10 version 1709 until October 2020. These updates will be made available on the usual channels including Windows Update, WSUS and the Microsoft Update Catalog.
The end of support schedule for other versions of Windows 10 remains the same.Windows 10 version 1803 is set to run out of support on November 10, 2020, just a month after Windows 10 version 1709 support ends.
It is therefore recommended to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1809 or newer. Microsoft announced some time ago that support for the second feature update release of the year is extended to 30 months while support for the first feature update of the year is 18 month for Enterprise and Education customers.
Now You: Do you run Windows 10? Which version and why?
I’ve switched versions back and forward a lot and always return to 1709 Pro N, including its media feature pack, without any updates.
For me it’s most stable, lightweight and bug free (no pun intended) version they’ve made since launch.
I wish they did the same for Windows 7 – extend support indefinitely so I can get rid of Shitdows 10.
This is fantastic news. I’ve been on 1709, 1809LTSC and 1909, and the two newer versions simply suck when it comes to RDP: constant issues with the sound (no sound or delays of several seconds), freezing images, worse compression artifacts, UDP bugs, worse responsiveness overall and the issue of not respecting hardware acceleration.
Good thing I decided to install LTSC, just in case this pandemic will last for a decade :)
Speaking of LTSC, it is now officially supported on Intel’s 10th gen platform: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/windows-processor-requirements
So much for “LTS won’t support hardware newer than its release date”. Not that I’m complaining.
You’re just repeating same shit over and over and over. LTSC is not available for retail users, it’s a volume licensing product and you’re just asking people between the lines people to pirate it all the time.
Owner, how long this russian troll will be allowed to run here?
wow, overreacting much?
” LTSC is not available for retail users, itâ€™s a volume licensing product”
You can buy LTSC retail. Many stores don’t care if you are a USS Enterprise or not.
$274.99 for a non-returnable non-refundable product?
The currently trending Gal Gadot singing video aside, I don’t think the virus mutated into making people that gullible yet.
Why is it condoned “upgrading” from Window 7 to POSReady 7, but not from Windows 10 Pro to LTSC? Both using just a single registry key change.
I thought the Russians stopped usin micro$oft
products, due to known back door breaches
Last count on my old win-7, i’m blocking over 600 Windblows snooper IP’s with the Blackbird software and over 1000 URL’s in the blocklist’s
In other news, microsoft gathers more of your private data than any other company combined, including google and facebook, without the ability to stop it, also because of corona virus.
They would spy on you in newer versions of Windows 10 as well, not sure what your point is. If you care about privacy, use some Linux distribution and put the Windows applications you still need in an offline VM via VirtualBox. Hell, even macOS is better for privacy compared to Windows…
Please be aware to upgrade to W10 2004 if confined while COVID19 crisis.
I’ve got 4 Windows 7/EOL laptops dual booting with Mint 19.3 and a better long term support for 7/EOL kept offline and Mint for online from now on. So no need to expect any extended 7 support from Redmond and I’m just fine with that arrangement from now on. And soon to be doing the very same thing with a new Windows 10 laptop and dual booting with Mint 19.3 and 10(1809) Home kept offline and Mint for offline for as long as I want, sans any of Redmond’s 10 forced breakage on the newest laptop.
So that’s install Mint 19.3 alongside Windows and for the Windows partitions forget it ever coming back online for 7/EOL and maybe even 10/1809 Home as well and that’s the solution for me. And with all that is going on currently why have any PC/Laptop without a second OS(Non MS) Option and PCs/laptops and OS stability under the end user’s control.