Support for the first build of Microsoft Windows 10 to end soon.
Microsoft is wasting no time to end support for the first version of Windows 10 build, v1507. The company seeks to make its latest operating system the most widely-used OS ahead of Windows 7. Windows 10 was first introduced late October 2014 and was released July 2015, which was free to install & upgrade to until last year.
Meanwhile, after it’s release into the PC world, the operating system has continued to gain widespread adoption. Microsoft also had to release numerous updates and security patches, a major update was released last year August and was called “Anniversary Update” as it fixed so many bugs on the operating system.
Microsoft expects users to have upgraded from the initial release of Windows 10, it was even noted that the operating system was forcing users to do upgrades and making sure the operating system is up-to-date always. With this new update, the top operating system manufacturer wants to stop support of its initial release and it would not receive any security or improvement updates.
“After March 26, 2017, Windows 10, version 1507 will no longer be serviced, as only the two most Current Branch for Business (CBB) versions are actively serviced,” Nathan Mercer, wrote in the company blog post on Thursday.
Microsoft has initially warned users that it would soon end updates, including security patches, for 1507 sometimes in early 2017. Build 1507 would continue to work meanwhile, but would not receive updates again after Sunday, March 26. It is highly recommended that all users update their respective Windows 10 OS to the Anniversary version.
Microsoft’s decision is part of its business model. The company announced that it will not be supporting more than 2 CBB build concomitantly. Windows 10 came with a new software-as-a-service model.
Users can now track the last-served update for Windows 10, on the operating system’s website.