Now the American tech firm has confirmed it has begun this initiative ahead of November 12, 2019, the date in which the April 2018 Update will reach the end of its 18 months of service.Microsoft has said it has started the compulsory update process for those running “Home and Pro editions” of Windows 10 and emphasised it is “critical to device security and ecosystem health”.The tech powerhouse remarked: “We are initiating the Windows Update for customers with devices that are at or nearing end of service and have not yet updated their device.“Keeping these devices both supported and receiving monthly updates is critical to device security and ecosystem health.“Based on the large number of devices running the April 2018 Update, that will reach the end of 18 months of service on November 12, 2019, we are starting the update process now for Home and Pro editions to help ensure adequate time for a smooth update process.“Our update rollout process takes into consideration the scale and complexity of the Windows 10 ecosystem, with the many hardware, software, and app configuration options users have, to provide a seamless update experience for all users.“We closely monitor update feedback to allow us to prioritise those devices likely to have a good update experience and quickly put safeguards on other devices while we address known issues.Windows 10 Home and Pro edition users will have the ability to pause the update for up to 35 days so they can choose a convenient time.”Microsoft also iterated the Windows Update is “available to any user who manually selects ‘check for updates’ via Windows Update”.In most cases, automatic updates and the latest drivers are available online.
While the issues blocking some incompatible Windows 10 devices from updating to the latest version are now fixed, the safeguard holds will be in place until early September.
These are the six Windows Update known issues that can be fixed by installing the KB4512941 cumulative update: • Apps using Visual Basic 6 (VB6), VBA, and VBScript may stop responding with error • Domain connected devices that use MIT Kerberos realms will not start up • Initiating a Remote Desktop connection may result in black screen • KB4512941 is an optional monthly "D" quality update which comes with numerous fixes, and designed "to provide visibility and testing of the planned non-security fixes targeted for the next month’s Update Tuesday release." Optional monthly "D" updates are "validated, production-quality optional releases, primarily for commercial customers and advanced users 'seeking' updates.
These updates have only non-security fixes," says Microsoft.
Below are steps on how to perform these updates, as well as additional recommendations to help update your computer.
If you are running Microsoft Windows 98 or later, at least some updates should be available for your computer.