If you have an old version of Windows 10, Microsoft will not support it anymore and will update it for you automatically. This process was supposed to officially begin on 16th July 2019. The automatic update will start as soon as it runs out of support. Currently, Microsoft is only supporting Windows 10 three versions i.e. the May 2019 Update (version 1903), the October 2018 Update (version 1809), and the April 2018 Update (version 1803).
The April 2018 Update will reach the end of its support cycle on November 12, 2019, but Microsoft will start the automatic update process to the latest version to “help ensure adequate time for a problem-free update process.” This means that if you use that version of Windows 10 or even a previous one (of those that no longer have support), your team should already be on the list of those who will automatically update to May 2019 Update whether you want it or not. The only exception to this would be that the update was blocked on your computer due to compatibility problems.
How to check Windows Version that you are currently using
To check your current Windows version, follow the guide given below:
- Go to Setting in your PC, either from Start menu or from Notification Center Quick Access tools.
- Click on System in Settings Window.
- Scroll down the left options menu to see About option. Click on About
- Under the Windows Specification heading is given on the right panel of the window, you will find your Windows version.
If your information says 1903 or 1809, you are in a supported version and you can continue to postpone updates, Microsoft will not automatically download or install anything on your system in the immediate future.
If your PC has 1803 windows version or previous, it is best for you to back up your data and update the Windows to the latest version as soon as possible or you can wait for Windows to initiate the process.