After the catastrophic Windows 10 Version 1809 Update, Microsoft took a more cautious approach to launch subsequent version updates. Windows 10 May 2019 (Version 1903) release has not only lengthened for more than a month but even started the development of the Windows 10 20H1 branch half a year earlier.
In addition to longer development time to detect problems in feature updates, Microsoft’s official account Windows Update said in the latest tweet:
📣 [Windows Release Health Update – New Message] We are beginning to train the machine learning based rollout process to update devices running the April 2018 Update, and earlier versions of Windows 10. Read more here: https://t.co/NHEQuEjsVX.
— Windows Update (@WindowsUpdate) June 18, 2019
“We are now beginning to build and train the machine learning (ML) based rollout process to update devices running the April 2018 Update, and earlier versions of Windows 10, to ensure we can continue to service these devices and provide the latest updates, security updates and improvements.”
In a recently updated support document, Microsoft said that the Windows 10 April update (Version 1803) will stop supporting on November 12, 2019, and will release new updates for outdated devices. In the next few weeks, Microsoft will begin to force these users to upgrade to the latest version through Windows Update.
Yesterday, Microsoft released new patches for Windows 10 October Update (Version 1809) and April Update (Version 1803).