Microsoft is today ending support for Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update). This is coming after Microsoft initially delayed the end of support for six months. The company took that action to help users avoid updates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is worth noting today's cut-ff affects Windows 10 Home and Pro SKUs of version 1809. Also this week, Microsoft is rolling out the last cumulative update for the build as part of November 2020 Patch Tuesday.
As the version reaches two years old, that's all Microsoft will support for Home and Pro users. Those running Enterprise or Education variants of Windows 10 have longer support of 30 months. In other words, those machines will be supported until May 2021.
Windows 10 version 1809 is one of the most infamous Windows updates of all-time. It was certainly one of the most problematic Windows builds in recent memory. Microsoft botched the update at release.
Microsoft launched the platform on October 2 2018 during a Surface hardware event. However, version 1809 was quickly put on ice as the manual update was deleting personal user files. Other issues found in the update included a ZIP extraction fault, a file association problem, and an activation downgrade flaw.
Windows 10 Version 1809 Patch Tuesday
As part of November 2020 Patch Tuesday this week, Microsoft issued the monthly cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1809. The update is KB4586793, bringing the build number to 17763.1577. Users can manually download it here, with the following changes:
- Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Office products.
- Updates to improve security when using input devices such as a mouse, keyboard, or pen.
- Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations.
- Updates the 2020 DST start date for the Fiji Islands to December 20, 2020.