Microsoft Is Retiring Original Windows 10 On March 26


Short Bytes: Microsoft has announced that it’s retiring the original release of Windows 10, i.e., version 1507. Now, Windows 10 v1507 won’t receive security and feature updates after March 26. It’s a part of Microsoft’s software-as-a-service model that says that it won’t support more than 2 CBB builds at a time. Now, the users are recommended to use Windows v1511 and v1607.

Redmond has announced that it’s retiring the original Windows 10 release version in the upcoming months. This version, Windows 10 v1507, will reach its end of service on March 26.

Some of you might not be aware, but this model of ditching older versions is an important piece in Microsoft’s software-as-a-service model. The company has said that it will not support more than 2 CBB (Current Branch for Business) builds at a time. It’s a way to push the users to run the latest version of the operating system.

The company already told the users in the past that v1506 won’t be receiving updates after March. However, it’ll continue to work.

The newer versions, i.e., Windows 10 November Update v1511 and Windows 10 Anniversary Update v1607, will continue to receive regular security and feature updates.

In Microsoft’s words:

“With the availability of Windows 10, version 1607 to the VLSC on January 26th, the 60-day grace period for Windows 10, version 1507 will begin. That means, after March 26th, 2017, Windows 10, version 1507 will no longer be serviced as only the two most Current Branch for Business (CBB) versions are actively serviced.”

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Adarsh Verma

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