Wait what? I thought that Windows 10 was the latest version of Windows....
This is a typical response from clients during a scoping call or pre audit meeting. The fact is that Windows 10 support is far from simple to understand outside of Microsoft. I have been banging about this on and off for some time now and I felt it was time for a refresh as Microsoft still seem be doing a bad job at raising awareness. This is apparently changing from 19H2 or 1909 or what ever it will be called, where Microsoft will be alerting the user that their version is going out of support.
Windows 10 Versions going out of support
In order to clarify what versions are in support please see the table below. Also note that depending which edition is installed, depends on how long the version is supported.
- Professional and Home editions, are supported for 18 months for both 03 and 09 versions.
- Enterprise and Education editions, 09 versions supported for 30 months and 03 versions supported for 18 months
|Windows 10 version||Date of availability||End of service for Home, Pro, and Pro for Workstations editions||End of service for Enterprise and Education editions|
|Windows 10, version 1903||May 21, 2019||December 8, 2020||December 8, 2020|
|Windows 10, version 1809||November 13, 2018||May 12, 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||April 14, 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|