When Microsoft launched the May 2019 Update, the company also
stated that Windows 10 will no longer automatically
install big updates every six months without your
You can keep using the outdated version of Windows 10 for as
long as it’s supported, but you will be forced to update your
computer when the operating system is reaching the end of
A document from Microsoft states that support for Windows 10
April 2018 Update will end on November 12, while Education
and Enterprise users will continue to receive patches for
another 12 months at no cost.
In the coming weeks, Microsoft plans to start enforcing updates
on outdated devices running Windows 10 version 1803 or earlier.
The company also plans to use its machine learning technology
to determine the compatible hardware and push the latest
Outdated PCs will receive a big update later this month
Yesterday, Microsoft shipped new
patches for Windows 10 October 2018 Update and Windows 10
April 2018 Update.
In the release notes of April
2018 Update patch, Microsoft has confirmed that it plans to
update the outdated devices to the latest version of Windows
in late June 2019.
“We will begin updating devices running the April 2018 Update
and earlier versions of Windows 10 in late June 2019 to
help ensure that we keep these devices in a serviced, secure
state,” Microsoft announced in a new post to support document.
In another support document,
Microsoft mentioned that it has also begun training its
‘machine learning model’ that will automatically initiate the
update on compatible April 2018 Update PCs.
“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,” Microsoft noted.
Microsoft hasn’t revealed if it also plans to force the update
on systems that have set up to delay feature updates.
Windows 10 April 2018 Update was released in April 2018 and it
has approximately 61 percent market share based on the hundred
thousand PCs surveyed by AdDuplex.