Microsoft regularly delivers upgrades for Windows 10. At some point, however, old versions are no longer supported. Now Microsoft is warning users that their Windows 10 version will soon no longer receive support.
If you are still using version 1909 of Windows 10, you should upgrade your system by May 11th. Because then the support for private users ends. Microsoft points this out on its website.
According to the specialist portal “Windows Latest”, some users with Windows 10 version 1909 already receive a message that they should update their system as soon as possible.
Version 1909 is also known as the November update and was released at the end of 2019. Find out more read here. Microsoft delivers a major upgrade to Windows 10 twice a year. Most of the time, the company adds new features to its operating system. There are also security updates once a month on Patch Tuesday.
How to install updates manually
Windows 10 normally installs the latest updates automatically. You can also check in the settings whether your computer has installed all updates. It works like this:
- Open the settings.
- Select the menu “Update & security“and select” Windows Update “on the left.
- Click on “Looking for updates“. If updates are available, they will now be displayed.
How to check your version of Windows
- Press the “Windows key” and “I”to open the settings. Alternatively, you can click Start and select the gear icon on the left.
- Select in the settings “System”.
- Scroll down on the left and click “Info”.
- Here you can find information about your current system. Scroll down until you see “Windows Specifications” see. Your current Windows version is here.
How can I access Windows updates earlier?
If you want to test new versions of Windows 10 in advance, you can register as a Windows Insider. How it works, read here.
Windows insiders get earlier access to future updates, but must also grant Microsoft extensive access to information about their system. For example, the privacy settings must be configured accordingly in order to enable a system diagnosis.
And: Trial versions of Windows can be unstable. Important data can be lost due to errors. If you want to install a preliminary version of Windows on your computer, you should back up your data beforehand.