Windows 10 Version 1909, 1809, and 1803 Come to the End of Life

Sherry li
3 min readDec 30, 2021

About Windows 10

Windows 10 was released as the successor to Windows 8.1 on July 15, 2015. It is one of the most popular operating systems provided by Microsoft and over one billion users have installed it on their computers.

Windows 10 is a great operating system. However, on October 5, 2021, Microsoft released Windows 11 officially, and it seems that a lot of Windows 10 users have upgraded to Windows 11 since then. And it is a wise choice because many versions of Windows 10 have reached the end of service. Keep reading for more details.

You might also be interested: Windows 8 VS Windows 10: It’s Time to Upgrade to Windows 10 Now.

Windows 10 1909 End of Life

Microsoft has announced Windows 10 1909 end of life, and the following Windows 10 1909 editions reached the end of servicing on May 11, 2021:

  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Pro Education
  • Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

What does Windows 10 1909 end of life? Once a Windows version reaches the end of servicing, the operating system still works properly but you will never receive any new security updates on this device. For better use, it is better to update your Windows 10 to the latest version and you can contact Microsoft Support to get the tutorial.

Windows 10 1809 End of Life

The editions of Windows 10 1809 listed below came to the end of life on May 11, 2021:

  • Windows 10 Education
  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise

In another word, you won’t receive any new updates from Microsoft since May 11, 2021.

Windows 10 1803 End of Life

Windows 10, version 1803 of the following editions came to the end of life on November 12, 2019:

  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
  • Windows 10 IoT Core

On May 11, 2021, Windows 10 version 1803 of Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise reached the end of life, too.

Can I Continue to Use Windows 10?

If you are used to working with Windows 10, it is recommended to update to newer versions like 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2. If you want to clean install the latest version of Windows 10, Windows 10 Media Creation Tool can help you.

Just remember to back up your important files before updating your Windows 10 to a newer version, in case of data loss. If you lose data accidentally, don’t worry. You can try to recover your lost files with MiniTool Partition Wizard. It is powerful and easy to use.

As mentioned, Microsoft has released Windows 11, the successor to Windows 10. You can also upgrade your Windows 10 to Windows 11. It has a brand new outlook and some amazing new features. Here is a tutorial about how to install it: How to Upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11? See a Detailed Guide!

Hope this post about Windows 10 end of life can help you!


Position: Columnist

Sherry has been a staff editor of MiniTool for a year. She has received rigorous training about computer and digital data in company. Her articles focus on solutions to various problems that many Windows users might encounter and she is excellent at disk partitioning.

She has a wide range of hobbies, including listening to music, playing video games, roller skating, reading, and so on. By the way, she is patient and serious.

Originally published at on December 30, 2021.