Windows 10 End of Life (EOL)

Windows 10 EOL

Does Windows 10 have an End of Life (EOL) date?

Good news: Microsoft did not implement a Windows 10 end of life. Instead, the operating system will continue to update itself indefinitely. We have made an overview of the most important end of service dates for Windows 10.

Microsoft developed Windows 10 so it’s an “as-a-service” application, this means that the user doesn’t have to worry about installing updates. You’ll get updates periodically and automatically, so you don’t have to do a thing. The updates include security patches, new features and more.

The Windows 10 1703 Enterprise and Education editions will reach end of life on October 9, 2019. So that means no more patches or updates. We recommend to run an audit of your network to check all the Windows versions of your computers before they go EOL. There are a few software developers that make audit reports like this.

If you currently use Windows 10 version 1507, version 1511, version 1607, version 1709 and version 1803, we advise you to check for updates. You can scroll down this page to get the how-to.

UPDATE: Don’t forget to check for the latest updates since Microsoft released the Windows 10 1909 on November 10 2019. There a few new features such as the ability to use third-party voice assistants and quickly creating an event from the calendar popup.

How can you check if your Windows 10 is up to date?

1. Open the Start Menu and click on Settings
2. Click on Update & Security settings
3. Select Windows Update

On this page, you can click the “Check for updates” button. If any updates are available, they system will let you know.

Are you prepared for Windows 10 End of Life?

Run the Windows 10 Audit Report to find out.

Windows 10 minimum hardware requirements

Processor

1 GHz or faster CPU or System on a Chip

RAM

1 GB for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit

Hard drive space

32 GB or larger Hard Disk Drive

Graphics

Compatible with DirectX 9 or later

Display resolution

Minimum 800×600

Network

Wifi or LAN is necessary