With support for Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update) for Home and Pro editions is ending on November 12, 2019, Microsoft has started asking users by showing a notification in Windows Update page by saying ” you’re currently running a version of Windows that’s nearing the end of support. ” and aks the users to “update to the most recent version of Windows 10 now ” to get latest security features and improvements.
If you’re still using Windows 10 April 2018 Update for some reason, if you now check for updates or visit the Windows Update page, it shows a notification recommending to update to recent feature update. This alert is good and makes sense also, but if you’re afraid of upgrading to Windows 10 version 1903 because of issues it had, it is better to move to Windows 10 version 1809 instead as soon as possible.
What this means is after November 12, 2019, Microsoft no longer provides security updates to the device which you’re getting now. By the way, the Windows life cycle fact sheet page gives more information and lets you take informed decisions when to update to a particular Windows 10 edition.
From the release date, Microsoft provides security updates to Windows 10 Home and Pro editions for 18 months, after that, that version will no longer be supported. While Pro edition allows users to defer Windows 10 feature update, home edition however, doesn’t support deferral of feature updates and will receive new versions of Windows 10 prior to the end-of-service date.
Are you using Windows 10 version 1803 on your device?