The Fall Creators Update, Windows 10 Version 1709, has long ended support, but the Enterprise and Education editions usually have 18 months of additional support.
It means that this version should end support in April 2020, which means that companies and educational institutions need to upgrade their systems before this date to get security updates.
But now the pneumonia epidemic caused by the new coronavirus is more serious. Many companies and educational institutions are currently working remotely or teaching online.
Therefore, it is really difficult for enterprises and educational institutions to deploy and upgrade the new version in batches at this time, so Microsoft has decided to provide half a year of support for this version again.
Windows 10 Home and Professional editions usually have 18 months of support, and Microsoft will no longer provide security updates after the end of 18 months.
Different enterprise and education versions of Microsoft usually provide an additional 12 months of support, which means that these versions normally support up to 30 months.
Windows 10 Version 1709 will break this record, affected by the epidemic, Microsoft will extend its support until October 14, 2020.
This means that the actual life cycle of this version will be as long as 36 months, and at least for a short period of time, businesses and educational institutions need not worry about ending support without security updates.