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Windows 10 1709 service extended so Microsoft can break more stuff

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Windows 10 version 1709 service has been extended by Microsoft in response to the current public health crisis beyond April 14, 2020 to October 13, 2020. We're just not sure if that's a good or bad thing.

It's nice Microsoft is extending security support, but given the company's recent track record with Windows 10 updates -- causing crashes, random reboots, laptops to automatically wake from sleep mode or just straight up wrecking PCs -- I don't know if consumers really want more updates.

Microsoft announced the extension in a blog post that reads:

"Microsoft has been evaluating the public health situation and its impact on our customers. To ease one of the many burdens our customers are facing, Microsoft will delay the scheduled end of service date for the Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions of Windows 10, version 1709." 

So anyone that falls into that category will continue to receive monthly security updates past April and through October, the final one being on October 13, 2020 instead of April 14, 2020.

You'll be able to get the upcoming security updates for Windows 10, version 1709 via regular servicing channels: Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services and the Microsoft Update Catalog.

Let's hope that the company doesn't break something while attempting to secure your livelihood from threats.

Rami Tabari

Rami Tabari is a Senior Writer for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder's dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. That’s why you’ll occasionally catch his byline attached to the latest Souls-like challenge.