Windows 10 model 1809 Home and Pro hit “End of Service” on Nov. 10. But customers on model 1809 have been reporting for greater than a month that they’re getting pushed onto Win10 model 2004.
This is a tough push – there’s no “Download and set up” invitation (see screenshot beneath). You get up one morning, your model 1809 machine takes perpetually to get began, and shock! it wakes up operating Win10 model 2004.
It isn’t a bug. Microsoft has mentioned that it intends to roll out Win10 model 2004 this fashion. Here’s the official notification on the Windows Release Information Status web page:
We are actually beginning a brand new section in our rollout. Using the machine learning-based (ML-based) coaching we’ve got performed to date, we’re growing the variety of gadgets chosen to replace routinely to Windows 10, model 2004 which can be approaching finish of service. We will proceed to coach our machine researching via all phases to intelligently rollout new variations of Windows 10 and ship a easy replace expertise.
I’ll chorus from making a snide remark in regards to the efficacy of Microsoft’s “ML-based” rollout routines.
It could appear a bit draconian that Microsoft is pushing 1809 prospects onto 2004 whereas 1809’s nonetheless formally in assist for one more 4 months. But that’s the way in which it’s been for the previous a number of variations. “End of Service” signifies that Microsoft stops issuing safety patches, not that you could proceed to make use of the product till the cutoff date.
If you assume you’re getting 18 months of assist for a brand new model of Windows, it doesn’t work out that approach. The patches will proceed – however your machine will possible get pushed after 14 months.
The 1809 push is especially irritating as a result of it comes on the again of Microsoft extending the End of Support date. We had been advised again in April:
Microsoft has been deeply engaged with prospects all over the world who’re impacted by the present public well being state of affairs. As a member of the worldwide neighborhood, we wish to contribute to decreasing the stress our prospects face proper now. To that finish, we’ve got delayed the scheduled finish of assist and servicing dates for the next merchandise to assist individuals and organizations focus their consideration on retaining enterprise continuity…
Windows 10, model 1809… The remaining safety replace for this model will likely be launched on November 10, 2020, as a substitute of May 12, 2020.
So Microsoft decided that the worldwide public well being state of affairs was dire sufficient in April to increase 1809 assist by six months – then began turning the 2004 screws 4 months early. We all know the way the worldwide public well being state of affairs has improved.
Looking again on the suggestions I made in April – Five steps Microsoft ought to take RIGHT NOW to assist us via the pandemic – the few steps that had been taken have been largely walked again, though Microsoft has began beta testing non-security updates.
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