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Microsoft has turned Windows 10 into a service with six-monthly updates. If you keep working on an old version for too long, you will no longer receive security updates or support. As of today, Microsoft is starting to implement AI in order to implement these mandatory updates.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update will be labelled as end-of-service by Microsoft as of November 12, 2019. To upgrade computers with this version to Windows 10 May 2019 Update, the software giant now uses machine learning (ML) models. Microsoft announced this news at the end of last month.

The model that automatically updates old versions is ready today and is immediately put into use. The reason it has to be done so quickly is clear according to Microsoft.

A large number of aircraft are still running the April 2018 Update (version 1803) today. With the deadline of November 12 in sight, we are now starting the update process for Home and Pro versions so that there is enough time for a smooth process. The devices will be switched to the May 2019 Update (version 1903).

Slow roll-out of request for urgent procedure

The main reason why so many systems are still on version 1803 is the disastrous roll-out of the October 2018 Update (version 1809). Due to the tight deadline, Microsoft is moving up a gear with a mandatory update.

According to Microsoft, the process will be applied in phases. Devices that have a high chance of a proper update experience are given priority. Security protocols are also applied when there are problems to stop the update. The 1903 update can be postponed for up to 35 days on both Windows 10 Home and Pro.

At the same time, Microsoft has also changed the way it updates in business environments. The Semi-Annual Channel will no longer have a Targeted option. Anyone who is an administrator and uses the old Windows Update for Business settings must take immediate action. All aircraft at Semi-Annual without additional scheduled delays will be updated to version 1903 from July 23rd.

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