Are You Prepared For Windows 10 End of Life?

Windows 10 Version 2004 will reach End of service on December 14, 2021

On December 14, 2021, Windows 10 Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education and IoT Enterprise version 2004 will go end of life. This EOL date means that your devices won't receive any more security updates, patches, or technical support from Microsoft. We recommend our users update all the Windows installations within their organization.

Windows 10 End of Life

There were already some Windows 10 versions that went end of life (EOL) in the past (1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1903, and 1909). We always recommend updating your installations to the latest Windows 10 version which in this case is the worldwide deployment of Windows 10 20H2 or higher.

However, it adds a lot of complexity to the support structure. Not only do more versions add confusion, but the addition of more editions for Windows 10 can make it hard for anyone to really grasp when the product that you are using will no longer be supported.

For Windows 10 alone, we have the Home & Pro edition end-of-life dates. Additionally, the Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions have separate end-of-life dates. To complete the complexion, some versions are available as LTSB (Long Term Servicing Branch) or LTSC (Long Term Servicing Channel) editions as it is now called and also have their own specific dates. That's why we provide our Windows 10 EOL report. This report looks at the specific Windows version and edition and shows how much longer it will be supported.

Windows 10 - 2004

Unlike many other Windows versions that have gone EOL, all editions of version 2004 will go EOL at the same time. This makes it a little bit easier since regardless of your edition, Windows version 2004 needs to be updated. To help you with identifying which machines need to be updated and how long your other machines still have before they go end of life, you can use the Windows 10 EOL audit.

Windows 10 - 1909

Windows 10 version 1909 went EOL on May 11, 2021, for Home and Pro editions. This version became known as the "November 2019 Update". Microsoft stopped with technical updates, security patches and support for these versions meaning that your systems will no longer be protected against possible future security issues.

Windows 10 - 1809

Like 1803, Windows 10 version 1809 has its EOL date of May 11, 2021. Originally it ending in 2020, Microsoft pushed the date because of the current public health situation that is going on with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Windows 10 - 1803

May 11, 2021, is the official end for Windows 10 1803. Originally 1803 should've been EOL in 2020 but because users stated that businesses needed more continuity and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft delayed it. This is the same for the Enterprise, Home, Pro, Education, and IoT Enterprise users. Run our report to check the versions that are active within your network.

Windows Server EOL

Windows Server - 1909

All editions of Windows Server 1909 went end of life on May 11, 2021. This means that they no longer received security updates. Server versions of Windows generally have a longer lifespan than workstation variants, but that does make it vulnerable to someone simply forgetting that after 10 years, it might be time to upgrade.

Recently, Microsoft has also started releasing more and more versions for Windows servers, bringing it in line with their regular Windows 10 releases. While dedicated server releases are still supported for a long time, should you be running one of these newer versions, it is important to keep an eye on when it might stop receiving updates. The report below will look at all your Windows servers and their editions to provide you with an overview of how many days they are still supported.

Are you ready for Windows 11?

We have made a special Windows 11 blog and report to help you audit your network to do a Windows 11 readiness check of your systems.

When is Windows 10 End of Life?

Windows 10 versions 1803, 1809 and 1909 are going end of life on May 11, 2021.

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