Microsoft now recommends Windows 10 users to upgrade with notification

Posted 31 July 2018 23:31 CET by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Windows 10 users that haven’t installed the latest Windows 10 April 2018 update will soon no longer receive security updates. When users with an older Windows 10 version visit the Microsoft Store, they are greeted with a notification asking them to upgrade their PC or smartphone before the 9th of October this year.

(Windows 10 Upgrade Notification – Credits: WindowsLatest)

When users click the notification they are redirected to a page stating, “Your device is running an older version of Windows 10. To continue to receive security updates and enjoy the latest features Windows 10 has to offer, you need to update your device to a newer version of Windows 10.”

An “Update Now” button on the page downloads a Windows 10 Update Advisor.

From the 9th of October this year, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 10 Creators Update, Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise and Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update, which means users of those Windows 10 versions will no longer receive security updates. AdDuplex reports that the Windows 10 Creators Update still has a market share of 2.1%.

When Microsoft’s last reported number of 600 million Windows 10 devices is true, there are at least 12 million devices running the outdated version of Windows 10.

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