October 25, 2020

Windows 10 v1709 Enterprise and Education Editions will end support on October 13

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Windows 10 v1709, the Fall Creators Update, is a new version launched by Microsoft in the fall of 2017, but the regular support for this version has long since ended.

Regular support refers to Microsoft’s support for Windows 10 professional and home editions, while the enterprise and educational editions usually provide an additional 18 months of support.

However, since it is not a long-term support version, it must have reached the life cycle, and the enterprise and education versions of Windows 10 v1709 are about to end their support.

Microsoft has now issued a support announcement stating that the company will end the extended security support for Windows 10 V1709 as originally planned on October 13, 2020.

Microsoft will continue to provide cumulative updates to these versions to resolve vulnerabilities and errors that day, but since then Microsoft will not provide any security updates.

Without Microsoft to provide security updates, it is extremely dangerous for users, because even if known security vulnerabilities are exposed, Microsoft will not repair them.

This is also true when Microsoft issued a support announcement stating that it is recommended that enterprises and educational institutions still using this version upgrade to a supported version as soon as possible to ensure safety.

The currently supported versions include Windows 10 v1809, Windows 10 v1903 and 1909, and Windows 10 20H1/20H2

Of course, Windows 10 v1803 has ended mainstream support and 1809 is about to end mainstream support, but these versions of enterprise and education versions have extended support.

If enterprises and educational institutions pursue stability, they can consider Windows 10 v1809 or v1903, these versions will not stop supporting in a short time.