What does all of this mean for me?
Multiple editions of Windows 10 versions (1803, 1809, and 1909) reached their End of Service (EOS) on May 11th, 2021. Devices running Windows 10 editions that have reached EOS will no longer receive monthly bug and security fixes to protect them from the latest discovered security threats.
This not only puts your computer at risk, but potentially your entire company's network could be compromised.
While most computers running Windows 10 have automatically upgraded themselves to the latest build at this point, we do occasionally come across workstations where the Windows Update feature has broken. The result is the computer is now 'stuck' on an older build of Windows 10.
How do I know if I'm affected?
Checking what version of Windows 10 you are on is simple with 3 easy steps...
Press the Windows Key and the letter R key on your keyboard at the same time:
After completing Step 1 you should now have the Run dialog window in the bottom left hand corner of your screen. In the box provided type the command winver and press ENTER.
Now the About Windows dialog will open. Look at the 2nd line of text that says "Version" (ignore the OS build number). If this number says anything besides 2004, 20H2, or 21H1, then you are on an unsupported (and unsecure) version of Windows 10, and your Windows Update components are likely broken. If you find that you are on an unsupported version of Windows 10, we're here to help! We would recommend that you contact StarNet Technologies at 423-290-1623 as soon as possible so we can assist.
How do I prevent this in the future?
Great question! The short answer is, you don't have to! Did you know that StarNet Technologies offers monthly maintenance plans? With our maintenance plans, StarNet will perform checks and updates on your systems each month to prevent issues and unforeseen downtime. Don't let issues like this catch you off-guard - contact us today for more information!