Microsoft began to force the Windows 10 v1903 users to be upgraded to a new version
Windows 10 v1809 is about to end its support. The extended support for this version will end on November 10, 2020. However, it is not only this version that will end support, because the life cycle of Windows 10 v1903 will end soon on December 8, 2020.
After the end of support, Microsoft will not provide any security updates even if known vulnerabilities are discovered, so users should immediately upgrade to a supported version based on security considerations.
Of course, if you do not take the initiative to upgrade, Microsoft will also force the upgrade. Currently, Microsoft has deployed a strategy on the server to upgrade users of the old version to the latest version.
The Windows 10 v1909 version released in the spring of 2019 is currently ending support, and the consumer series version of this version will end its security support on December 8.
The consumer version mainly refers to the Home Edition, Home China Edition, Professional Edition, Professional Workstation Edition, and Retail Education Edition. Other versions will not be affected temporarily.
Next month, Microsoft will release the final cumulative update to these versions to fix security issues. After that, this version will not receive any security updates unless users upgrade.
Enterprise series versions, including enterprise edition and batch education edition, can also get additional support, so it is okay for enterprises and educational institutions not to upgrade for the time being.
Enterprise administrators can also upgrade to other supported versions instead of the latest version according to the actual needs of the enterprise, so as not to affect the use of employees due to stability issues.
It is worth noting that in order to prevent users from not knowing about the upgrade or forgetting to upgrade, Microsoft has begun to deploy a strategy to force an upgrade to the latest version for consumer versions.
The so-called forced upgrade means that when the user’s computer is turned on but not in use, the system will automatically download the latest version and pre-deploy it, and the user will install the upgrade next time.
In principle, users of the Home Edition cannot interfere with this process, but users of the Professional Edition series can actively set to suspend updates or use Group Policy to prohibit updates.
Of course, in principle, we do not recommend users to block system upgrades. If there is no security update, the vulnerabilities cannot be fixed in time and affect security.
But if you don’t want to upgrade to the latest version, it’s okay. You can manually download such as Windows 10 v1909 or v2004 to overwrite installation and upgrade.
The stability of these versions is pretty good at the moment. If you are particularly looking for stability, we recommend that you upgrade to Windows 10 v1909.