Re: Win10 version 1909 end of servicing.


Wow it looks like your partner is quite far behind in updates though, but at least you now caught this. Assuming you did agree to download the updates, it is a good thing. Now you will need to watch for another update to version 20h2, and hopefully you get that soon. MS is slowly sending out the 20h2, and not everyone gets them at the same time because version 20h2 came out in Oct of 2020, and I just got it a couple of days ago, but then again, I just got my Win 10 in Jan 2021. I'm thinking you might have to go to the MS site and search for the Create Windows 10 installation media tool, and download that in order to download the 20h2 update though. But then again, it really all depends on the version your partner is running for an example running 1909, but be for sure you keep watching for that update, and download it as soon as you get it. You can also go to the MS web site and download it from there. Let's also remember Win 10 version 2009 is actually 20h2, so that might be what you will see.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Evan Reese
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 6:26 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Win10 version 1909 end of servicing.

Hi Janet,

She's running Windows 10 Pro. The System Information says that it's
version 10.0.18363. I just checked with Windows Update, and there were
two updates, both for version 1909. One was for removing Flash, and the
other was for updating  dot net framework 3.5 and 4.8, I think.

But there was nothing in the list about an update to get Windows 2009.
So I'm not sure how to get it.


On 4/3/2021 6:37 PM, Janet wrote:
Are you sure Windows is set to automatically update the updates? From my understanding, Windows 10 isn't set to automatically update the updates. I could be wrong though. It sounds like your partner might be using Win 10 version 1909, you might want to check that, as that is ending May 11 2021.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Evan Reese
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 5:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Win10 version 1909 end of servicing.

I apologize. I came in in the middle of this thread.

My Life Partner is getting messages on her PC that her version of
Windows 10 is reaching the end of its service life.

I confess that I'm a bit confused by this. If Windows 10 updates are
automatic, why doesn't it just install whatever it needs and stop
bugging her?

Since she isn't very tech savvy, I'll have to do whatever needs doing to
get rid of that message. So what do I have to do?

I really appreciate any guidance; and once again, I apologize for coming
into the middle of this thread.

If this question has already been answered, then someone can reply off
list rather than cluttering up the thread with repetition.

Thanks very much.


On 4/3/2021 5:43 PM, enes sarıbaş wrote:
Not really, windows 2009 is a free upgrade from 1909.

On 4/3/2021 4:42 PM, Byron Stephens wrote:
Ok I didn't know this until now. So this is something I have to go to
the store and buy to get the continued support I guess.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Gene" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, April 3, 2021 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Win10 version 1909 end of servicing.

That's right.  I wasn't thinking about the time properly.  Having
said that, two months without updates isn't any sort of
catastrophe.  Have your data files, music, books, whatever else
backed up, as they should be anyway, browse sites that are
considered safe, keep your browsers updated, have your antimalware
definitions current, follow safety rules, and the gap in protection
is unlikely to cause problems and if it does, you will have all your
data files backed up to be placed on the next machine.  Keep the
drive you are backing them up on disconnected from the machine when
you aren't using it.  You should do that anyway.  That way, if the
machine should become infected, your data is much less likely to be

I don't think there is any good way to proceed except these choices::
Continue to use the machine as it is, perform a reset and see what
happens, reinstall Windows from scratch, which I don't think should
be done until after a reset is attempted, or take the machine to a
reputable repair place and see what they find and recommend.

I'm not trying to be dictatorial.  I'm telling you what I think the
choices are that make sense.  There is a chance, it may be a small
or quite a small one, that the machine won't work or won't work as
well after you try a reset.  It may solve your problems, at least
temporarily, however.  And if necessary, whatever happens with the
reset, you can reinstall Windows from scratch if you wish or take it
to a shop and have it done.  If you can't do things that are
important, you may want to try a reset and reinstall Windows if a
reset doesn't work.  Either way, there will be considerable work
involved because you will have to reinstall all programs.

I should also say that if you take the machine to a good tech,
he/she may find a way to solve the problems you are having while not
doing a reset or reinstalling Windows.  I don't know how likely that
is, however, and you may end up spending more than you want with the
result that the problems aren't solved or that not all are.

-----Original Message----- From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Win10 version 1909 end of servicing.

May 11 2021, is only some weeks away.  Jim said he will get the new
PC in 3 or 4 months from now.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Win10 version 1909 end of servicing.

Which means that it is still receiving security and stability updates.
Therefore, there is no security reason to upgrade at this time. the
computer should be there long before support stops.

-----Original Message----- From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 1:51 PM
To: ''
Subject: [TechTalk] Win10 version 1909 end of servicing.

Hi Everyone,
Well, I just came across this article, and thought I would share, as
especially Jim might be interested in knowing.

Windows 10, version 1909 end of servicing (Home and Pro)
Published: February 11, 2021
Windows 10,
version 1909 will reach the end of servicing on May 11, 2021. This
to the following editions of Windows 10 released in November of 2019:
list of 4 items
. Windows 10 Home, version 1909
. Windows 10 Pro, version 1909
. Windows 10 Pro Education, version 1909
. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, version 1909
These editions will no longer receive security updates after May 11,
Customers who contact Microsoft Support after this date will be
directed to
update their device to the
latest version
of Windows 10 to remain supported.

Peace Be With You.

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