Windows 10 running on 1607 version was released in August on 2016. Since then, Microsoft has released some major updates to the Windows 10 platform, such as Creators Update (1703) and Fall Creators Update (1709).
At the same time, all previous versions of Windows 10 were regularly updated with cumulative updates, security fixes, and enhancements for more stability.
Today with the change log for the current Patch Tuesday update of Windows 10 1607, the Microsoft Support page also contains the following announcement:
10 version 1607 WindUws arrive at 10 2018 April 10 support fee. Devices running with Window 10 Home or Pro will no longer receive monthly security updates that contain protection for the latest threats. To continue to receive security and quality updates, Microsoft recommends updating to the latest version of Window XNUMX.
From April 10, all SKUs (by stock keeping unit) of Window 10 of 1607 will no longer receive updates. SKU Window 10 Enterprise and Education will continue to receive updates for six months until 9 October 2018. Also, the long-term servicing channel will receive updates until October of 2026.
Finally, today is the end of support for the 10 SKUs of 1511 Enterprise and Education.
Using an earlier version of Window 10 may allow attackers to compromise your systems by exploiting security blanks that have been uncovered and have not been updated.
Window 10 Editions (SKUs)
- Window 10 Home
- Window 10 Pro
- Window 10 Mobile
- Window 10 Enterprise
- Windsurf 10 Enterprise LTSB (Long Term Servicing Branch)
- Window 10 Mobile Enterprise
- Window 10 Education
- Window 10 IoT Core