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The first versions of Windows 10 stop having support in a few days, time to update to the Creators Update

27 mayo, 2021

The latest version of Microsoft’s operating system follows a different model than all the previous ones. It is basically a rolling release, that is, new features and functions are added to Windows 10 in different updates throughout the year, without having to jump to Windows 11 or 12.

In the almost three years since the release of Windows 10, we have received several major updates. The first was the big November update in 2015 (Windows 10 1511), and then the Anniversary Update (Windows 10 1607) in mid-2016. Both versions will be completely discontinued in April 2018.

Although version 1511 was no longer supported for Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro users, commercial customers had received an additional 6-month extension for all Enterprise and Education versions. This it ends on April 10.

For its part, The Anniversary Update will also stop having support for Windows 10 Home and Pro users on April 10. Business users will have until October 9.

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What does it mean that my version of Windows 10 is not supported and how do I fix it?

If at this time your version of Windows 10 is 1607 or any earlier, it means that you will no longer receive any type of security update and your system will be in danger of being affected by future malware threats.

Fixing this is very easy. Windows 10 will not charge you for any additional updates. All you have to do is open Windows Update to update Windows to the latest version.

Windows 10 Update

Press the key Windows + I to open the panel Setting and then click Update and security. Then click on Search for updates and wait for the system to show you the latest version with new features.

Windows update

The process may take a little longer than other updates. Although if you have not updated to any of the Creators Update today, it is probably because you disabled automatic updates manually knowing what you were doing, you have not had an Internet connection in more than a year, or you simply did not have disk space to do it. In that case you could try installing from scratch.

If you are one of those who was used to installing a version of Windows such as Windows 7 or XP and never updating your system for the next 10 years, it may be time for you to change your habits a bit, especially if you use Windows 10.

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