Windows 10 Version 1903: Support ends December 8, 2020

[German]A small reminder for users of Windows 10 version 1903, which was released in spring 2019 and reaches the end of its 18-month support period on December 8, 2020.


I don't know how many blog readers are on Windows 10 version 1903. But December 8, 2020 marks the end of the 18-month support period. That's what Microsoft's Windows Lifecycle information sheet says.

Windows 10 End of Life
(Source: Microsoft)

Since Windows 10 version 1903 is a version released in spring, the end of support applies to all variants:

  • Windows 10 Home Version 1903
  • Windows 10 ProVersion 1903
  • Windows 10 Pro EducationVersion 1903
  • Windows 10 Pro for WorkstationsVersion 1903
  • Windows 10 EnterpriseVersion 1903
  • Windows 10 EducationVersion 1903
  • Windows 10 IoT EnterpriseVersion 1903

On December 8, 2020, these SKUs will thus receive their last security updates. According to this FAQ, Microsoft recommends to upgrade to the current Windows 10 version (which would be 2004) as soon as possible. I assume that even Windows 10 20H2 will be generally released in December 2020.

Windows 10 V1903: Forced update threatens

Microsoft now gives users of Windows 10 the option of postponing function updates. However, owners of older Windows 10 installations should now be able to feel what Windows-as-a-Service means. In addition to a notification that the end of support is imminent on December 8, 2020, there is also the threat of a forced upgrade. Microsoft had reserved the right to download and install function updates shortly before the end of support for a Windows 10 build. This should now soon be the case. Anyone who has received this notification or has been forcibly upgraded to a current Windows 10 build?


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