Some Windows 10 users may soon be forced to update their software and not everyone is going to like it.
Microsoft has started alerting those running an older version of Windows 10 that they should consider switching to the latest update to keep their devices safe.
As spotted by Bleeping Computer, the alert is popping up on PCs running version 1803 – or the April 2018 update as it’s also known.
The message reads: “You’re currently running a version of Windows that’s nearing the end of support. We recommend you update to the most recent version of Windows 10 now to get the latest features and security improvements.”
Support for this Windows 10 software will end next month, November 12, and that means those using it will no longer get security updates or new features.
With that lack of support, you may be asking why some may not want to update to a newer version of Windows 10 but the answer could be very simple.
Some of Microsoft’s most recent versions of Windows 10 have been dogged by problems with one current upgrade leaving some unable to print.
Those updating to the latest KB4524147 have also reported the Start Menu crashing and their PCs not booting up.
This is just one in a long line of problems that have hit this popular software which is now thought to be installed on over 900 million devices.
Sadly, those wanting to stick with the April 2018 version may soon find they have no option but to upgrade with Microsoft revealing earlier this year that it was beginning to move users across to a newer update.
In a post on its blog, Microsoft said: “Keeping these devices both supported and receiving monthly updates is critical to device security and ecosystem health.
“Based on the large number of devices running the April 2018 Update, that will reach the end of 18 months of service on November 12, 2019, we are starting the update process now for Home and Pro editions to help ensure adequate time for a smooth update process.”
“When Windows 10 devices are at, or within several months of reaching, end of service, Windows Update will begin to automatically initiate a feature update. This keeps those devices supported and receiving the monthly updates that are critical to device security and ecosystem health.”
So, if you are still using version 1803, it seems time is running out to hit the upgrade button.