After May 9, 2017, Windows 10 devices running version 1507 will no longer receive security and quality updates. Microsoft recommends updating devices to the latest version of Windows 10 by visiting the Software Download site and selecting Update now to manually update your device. For additional info, check out the Windows lifecycle fact sheet.
Since the initial release of Windows 10 in July 2015, Microsoft has released two additional feature updates that build upon each other, delivering the newest features and more comprehensive security. Windows 10 was designed as a service, whereby feature updates are required a few times a year. For most consumers, both quality and feature updates are delivered automatically according to their Windows Update settings. By policy, devices need to install the latest feature update within a 60-day grace period of its release to continue to be eligible for monthly servicing with security updates and other quality updates. We extended this grace period for version 1507 beyond this typical 60-day policy, but the time has now come to end servicing for version 1507.
How do I know which version of Windows 10 I’m running?
In the search box on the taskbar, type winver and then press Enter. This opens the About Windows dialog box, where you’ll see the version of Windows 10 that’s running on your device.
If your version is listed as 10.0 in the About Windows dialog box, Microsoft recommends updating your device to the latest version by visiting the Software Download site and selecting Update now to manually update your device.
How do I update my device?
Microsoft recommends visiting the Software Download site and selecting Update now to manually update your device. If your device does not update:
Make sure that your PC is connected to the Internet. And also make sure you’re using an unmetered network, because most updates won’t be installed if you’re using a metered Internet connection.
If you don’t have enough drive space to install the update, you might be able to free up drive space to accommodate it.
IT professionals should check out our Windows for IT Pros blog for more information specific to Windows 10 for business.
What happens if I continue to use Windows 10 version 1507?
If you continue to use version 1507, your computer will still work, but since you won’t continue to receive new security updates or other quality updates, it could become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Microsoft offers complimentary support to ensure your device has the latest updates installed and requires that your device be up to date before assisting with other technical support issues.
Does end of service for version 1507 apply to all editions of Windows 10?
Windows 10 version 1507 end of service impacts the following editions of Windows 10:
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Education
Windows 10 Enterprise
Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for these editions after May 9, 2017. For more info, check out the Windows lifecycle fact sheet.