Microsoft appears to drop official support for older Windows 10 versions, and now it was the turn of Windows 10 version 1511. This version won’t receive any other quality or security updates after October 10.
This will happen for all Windows editions, including Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education. This decision was taken almost two years after version 1511 was released on PCs.
“Since version 1511 was released in November 2015, Microsoft has released 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 couple times a year. For most consumers, both quality and feature updates are delivered automatically according to their Windows Update settings,” Microsoft explained.
This comes after Microsoft ended support for the official release Windows 10 version, back in May. We can expect even more versions to stop receiving support from the tech giant since the upcoming major Windows 10 update is almost here.
What should you do if you use this Windows version?
Nothing will happen directly to your computer if you are still running Windows 10 version 1511, but it is not recommended to use an outdated version that cannot receive any official updates, since you may put your security in danger.
As always, the solution is very simple, update to a newer version. As Microsoft has already stated, it is best to update to the Creators Update. If not, at least use a version that can receive security updates so that you can protect yourself against any kind of threats.
If you are not sure what is your current Windows 10 version, you can type “winver” in your taskbar search and open “About Windows” to see what is your version number.