Although with the arrival of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update Microsoft changed the system update policies so that it was the user who decided when to download and install the updatesThis does not mean that you can delay them indefinitely.
In fact, the company had already explained that they would force to update Windows 10 to new versions when these approach the end of your stand, and that is exactly what will be happening at the end of this month with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.
In the release notes of the latest patches for version 1803 of Windows 10 they took the opportunity to notice just that. Support for the April 2018 Update ends on November 12, 2019 on Windows 10 Home and Pro versions, but they will start updating before then.
Both that version and the older ones, will begin to be updated at the end of June 2019 on a mandatory basis to “ensure that the devices are kept in a safe state”.
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The artificial intelligence in charge of this has just started its training
This mandatory update will be managed by a machine learning system that Microsoft just started training just in time to start the update process for devices that have the April 2018 Update or earlier versions of Windows 10.
A detail that we still do not know about this process is exactly which version of Windows 10 the devices will be upgraded to, if to the next version or the last one. We do not know if in case of having the April 2018 Update you would go to the October 2018 Update, or directly they would jump to the May 2019 Update.
It is important that you keep in mind that even if you have taken advantage of the options to postpone the update as much as possible, that is, even a whole year if you have Windows 10 Pro, if your version of the system is near the end of its support, this setting will be skipped and mandatory updated.
It is time to check your versions and see if you will be affected by these mandatory updates so that they do not take you by surprise. Microsoft currently recommends using the semi-annual update channel, that is, two new releases per year.