Windows 10 End-of-Support Dates by Version

By | June 3, 2020
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Windows 10 End-of-Support Dates by Version

We have been receiving a lot of emails asking us what the end-of-support dates are for the various versions of Windows 10. We’ve grabbed the following information directly from Microsoft so as to ensure its accuracy. 

Microsoft continues its current version release pattern of two each calendar year. Each new version is supported for 18 months, so you can skip a version and still be using a supported version of Windows 10.

If you’re not sure what version of Windows 10 you’re using type WINVER in taskbar search and press Enter. You can also use the Windows key+ R shortcut to open a run box. In the run box type WINVER and press Enter. 

Here are the current end-of-support dates from Microsoft.  This information is current as of June 3, 2020.

Some editions can defer semi-annual feature updates at Settings  >Windows Update >Advanced options or via a policy that an organization’s management system may provide to the device. On devices that haven’t been configured for deferral, you’ll need to install the latest feature update to help keep your device secure and have it remain supported by Microsoft. New versions may be automatically installed prior to the end-of-service date of the current version on your device.  Windows 10  Home edition does not support the deferral of feature updates and will therefore typically receive a new version of Windows 10 prior to the end-of-service date shown.

By Windows 10 version, below are the availability and end of service dates segmented by edition.

Windows 10 version history Date of availability End of service for Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for Workstations editions End of service for Enterprise and Education editions
Windows 10, version 2004 May 27, 2020 December 14, 2021 December 14, 2021
Windows 10, version 1909  November 12, 2019 May 11, 2021  May 10, 2022**
Windows 10, version 1903 May 21, 2019 December 8, 2020 December 8, 2020
Windows 10, version 1809 November 13, 2018 November 10, 2020*** May 11, 2021**
Windows 10, version 1803 April 30, 2018 November 12, 2019 November 10, 2020
Windows 10, version 1709 October 17, 2017 April 9, 2019 October 13, 2020***
Windows 10, version 1703 April 5, 2017* October 9, 2018 October 8, 2019
Windows 10, version 1607 August 2, 2016 April 10, 2018 April 9, 2019
Windows 10, version 1511 November 10, 2015 October 10, 2017 October 10, 2017
Windows 10, released July 2015 (version 1507) July 29, 2015 May 9, 2017  May 9, 2017
* Windows 10, version 1703 for Enterprise, Education, and IOT Enterprise editions were released on April 11, 2017.
** Serviced for 30 months from release date per policy updated at September 6, 2018.
*** Delay to the scheduled end of support and servicing dates due to public health situation. For more details visit here.
Note: Not all features in an update will work on all devices. A device may not be able to receive updates if the device hardware is incompatible, lacks current drivers, lacks sufficient storage space, or is otherwise outside the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) support period.  For more information on compatibility, review the Windows 10 System Requirements as well as the Windows Processor Requirements…”

5 thoughts on “Windows 10 End-of-Support Dates by Version

  1. Ju Vy

    WEll….. how can we trust any new version? Last update deleted my biggest, most important folder…. I had it on an external hard drive believing it would be safe there. I just wish I had the guts to switch to Linux. I feel like Microsoft is holding us hostage. They have stopped long ago trying to make things easier, better for their average customer, only after $$$ and high end customers. My opinion………

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  2. Nora

    That was all very confusing…I just acquired Windows 10 and have 1903-OS Build 18362.836. What happens on Dec. 8, 2020? Will an update appear when I check for updates? Or will there be an automatic update installed? I’m bewildered. I want XP back. Lol!

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    1. infoave Post author

      It is not confusing at all. End-of-support means when your version of Windows reaches the end of support you will no longer get updates from Microsoft. You’ll be using an unsupported and theoretically unsafe version of Windows. Your computer won’t stop working on that date, so nothing “happens”.

      Windows XP was not free and had an end of support date too. Windows 10 will continue to be free and updated, and each update will have a much smaller learning curve than say going from Windows XP to Windows 7 had.

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  3. Nora

    Thank you for information. So when December 8,2020 rolls around will there be an update for a new version notification and will it be automatic? I’ve never had windows 10 before so a new learning curve for me. Seems at my age 81…I’ve had to endure a lot of new learning curves lately. Lol! Thank you so much for everything you do for us old but newbie computer users.

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