Recently, Microsoft has extended support for certain old versions of Windows 10 several times in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. And now the company has made another such decision for Windows 10, version 1803, extending support for another six months. About it reported in the official blog of the company.

Recall that the current version of Windows 10 is 2004 (or Windows 10 May 2020 Update). The update came out in May this year and showed a very good distribution rate, despite numerous problems and errors. As of early August, 2004 was the third most prevalent version of Windows 10, with a share of 11.6%

As for Windows 10 (1803), it’s a rather old version called Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Its release took place on April 30, 2018. And Microsoft, sticking to its own timeline, actually ended support for Windows 10 version 1803 back in November last year, but only for Home and Pro versions. Enterprise and Education support has been extended for one more year – until November 10, 2020. With this renewal, Windows 10 version 1803 will stay current and receive updates through May 11, 2021. On this very day, support for Windows 10 version 1809, which is a year newer than 1803, ends.

But what’s even more interesting is that now the support period for 1803 is longer than that of 1903, which is a year newer and is currently the most popular version of the software platform with a 43.6% share. This is because prior to 1809, the standard support period for Enterprise and Education was 30 months, but starting with version 1903, the first update of each year only receives support for 18 months. In the case of 1903, support ends on December 8, 2020. But perhaps Microsoft will eventually extend the support period for it too.

Microsoft has already extended support for Windows 10, version 1709 for Enterprise and Education users this year through October 13, 2020. Support for version 1809 for Home and Pro users has also been extended until November 10, 2020.

Source: Microsoft

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