Microsoft Takes Unprecedented Measures Regarding the Windows 10 Updates

Plenty of online sources are claiming that there won’t be any Windows 11, and if we take a closer look at the situation, that’s where things are heading to. Microsoft continuously struggles to improve its Windows 10, and it could remain for a long time the last and ultimate operating system from the Washington-based corporation.

But there’s one big problem stopping Microsoft from upgrading Windows 10 as it would. With the pandemic growing, Microsoft is putting non-security updates on hold, according to forbes.com.

It starts in May 2020

To get rid of all doubts, Microsoft put it clear in an official statement:

We have been evaluating the public health situation, and we understand this is impacting our customers. In response to these challenges we are prioritizing our focus on security updates. Starting in May 2020, we are pausing all optional non-security releases (C and D updates) for all supported versions of Windows client and server products (Windows 10, version 1909 down through Windows Server 2008 SP2).

Thankfully, the tech giant also announced that the security updates won’t be affected at all by the decision. They will continue as planned for ensuring business continuity and keeping the customers protected and productive. It’s most likely that this situation won’t last for long, and Microsoft will be able to provide once again all the necessary updates.

Still using Windows 7?

Surprisingly enough, there still is a high number of people clinging to the good old Windows 7, even if it’s officially dead since January. Microsoft doesn’t offer any more updates and technical support for it, therefore the wisest decision is to upgrade to Windows 10 or 8. Windows 10 achieved recently 1 billion users, and it’s hard to believe that the number will not rise a lot more.

With Windows 10 constantly receiving security updates and technical support from the manufacturer, even during the new coronavirus crisis, this operating system seems like a better deal for the users.

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With a strong passion for astronomy since he was little, Cristian writes mostly about this field on this website.

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