Support for Windows 10 version 1803 is now close to expiry. At present version 1903 is being offered on Windows Update.

One of the biggest features of 1903 is the strong protection from ransomware. Recent reports have increased and looking into the specifics suggests many are not keeping their systems updated.

A few are holding out with Windows 7 and that expires in January. There are also a few Windows 8.1 holdouts. Windows 10 has been hardened against a lot of security problems which is the main reason for upgrading.


“Starting this June, we will begin updating 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. We are starting this machine learning (ML)-based rollout process several months in advance of the end of service date to provide adequate time for a smooth update process.”

The introduction of an AI based analysis of the update process will help Microsoft down the road to make the process a lot easier.

Microsoft has also slowed down the feature additions so that users do not get overwhelmed. At the same time this allows users more stability as better testing is possible.