Windows 10 Version 1809 reaches End of Life soon

[German]Well, it's only February 2020 – but Microsoft is already reminding people that support with updates for Windows 10 version 1809 will expire soon. Here are a few details about Windows 10 version 1809 end of life.


Through this post I became aware of the Microsoft support article 4541558 dated February 12, 2020. According to the Windows Lifecycle Information Sheet, Windows 10 version 1809 reaches the 18-month service end on May 12, 2020.Windows 10 Life Cycle

This applies to the Windows 10 variants listed below, which by the way were first released in October 2018, but then withdrawn again:

  • Windows 10 Home Version 1809
  • Windows 10 Pro Version 1809
  • Windows 10 Pro for Education Version 1809
  • Windows 10 Pro for Workstations Version 1809
  • Windows 10 IoT Core Version 1809

In contrast, Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Enterprise Education, which is intended for enterprise use, will receive 30 months of support and will be supported until May 11, 2021. Once the end-of-life date is reached, the versions will no longer receive updates and will be forced to be upgraded to the next Windows 10 build via feature updates.

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3 Responses to Windows 10 Version 1809 reaches End of Life soon

  1. Leroy Wright says:

    I have started to receive the "will expire soon" message for my laptop which has the Windows Education 1809 version. Our campus is closed except for online instruction. Our IT staff is working remotely. I reached out to my specific IT staff person but he is unfamiliar with the issue. I was told that nothing could be done for my situation until we can return to campus. The end of the article refers to the notion that once the license expires that users will be forced to update to the next Windows 10 build. Can you tell me how to do this? I won't be able to meet the need of those I am working with if I can't use my laptop.

    • EP says:


      You're probably using Win10 v1809 PRO Education, NOT Win10 v1809 Education which has a different EOL date of May 2021

      maybe link to the winver.exe screenshot or picture of your laptop to truly show what specific edition you have.

    • guenni says:

      As EP wrote, Windows 10 V1809 EDU has a different EOL than Home and Pro. Try to pause feature updates in Windows Update settings to 365 days – that might help.

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