Does your Windows 10 need updating?

“Wait, what? – Aren’t we on Windows 10 already?”

By now you should be running Windows 10 across your entire IT infrastructure, so you may be wondering why you need to upgrade again.

An unobvious fact about Windows 10 is Microsoft re-release it twice a year. This is a major overhaul and is known as a feature update; each new release is actually a brand-new version of Windows 10. Critically these feature updates have an 18 month service (life) window – so it’s important to ensure you are running an up to date version of Windows 10 on all of your PC’s/laptops/devices.

Windows 10 version 1909 goes end-of-service on 11th May 2021. This version was the ‘latest’ version of Windows 10 from 12/11/2019 and was succeeded by version 2004 on 27/05/2020, and then version 20h2 on 20/10/2020. Due to version 1909 coinciding with the start of Covid-19 remote working, we suspect there are many computers out there still running it.

Any computers continuing to operate Windows 10 version 1909 after 11th May 2021 will no longer receive security updates from Microsoft, and subsequently be considered a security risk. This is comparable to Windows 7 going end-of-life.

  • Check your IT infrastructure today and make the upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10. You must keep updated to help remain secure.
  • Talk to us about planning your Windows 10 feature updates.
  • Tricky to find out which version of Windows 10 you’re running? Do you have staff working from home? Talk to us about our new asset management solution for your workstations, which will tell us and you in a simple report.

If you are unsure if this effects your business, or you have a question about any of the above, please contact the technical team on 01522 883636 or email support@scstechsolutions.co.uk

Read more about Windows 10 release information: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-information/