How to Upgrade Microsoft Windows Versions with Support ending in 2019

Find the list of Microsoft Windows Versions with support ending in 2019 and their upgrade paths. You may need to know that their Semi-Annual Channel Releases have no natural upgrade paths and you have to go for a clean install. For some of the Products, we mentioned here the mainstream support has ended a long time back and Extended Support is going to be ended in 2019.

Upgrade Microsoft Windows
Upgrade Microsoft Windows

1. Upgrade Microsoft Windows 10

Windows 10 is the most powerful operating system that Microsoft has ever made. It is the successor to Windows 8.1 and was published on 15 July 2015 and launched at retail on 29 July 2015.

Windows 10 has the second highest Market share of the operating systems Market with With Windows 7 taking up the first position. With existing Windows 7 moving to Windows 10 and most of the new Windows Machines carrying Windows 10, Windows 10 is going to take the pole position as the leading operating system.

Windows 10 Market Share Nov 2018
Operating Systems Market Share Nov 2018

Multiple versions of Windows 10 were released till today. Out of these multiple versions, Microsoft is ending the generic/normal service for two versions on April 2019.

Windows 10, Version 1709

Version 1709 Release Date17 October 2017
Service End DateApril 9, 2019
EditionsHome, Pro, Pro for Workstation, IoT Core


Updates Microsoft Windows 10 version 1709

In case you are running your Desktop or your laptop with Windows 10 Version 1709, you need to update as the general support for this version is ending from 9th April 2019.  The following updates are available for Windows 10 Version 1709

  • Cumulative update KB44467686  for windows 10 Version 1709 raises the OS to build to 16299.785 and contains quality fixes and improvements.
  • Typically this update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  • You can install this update using Microsoft Update Catalog by downloading the stand-alone package from Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Upgrade Microsoft Windows 10, version 1803

Version 1803 Release DateApril 30, 2018
Service End DateApril 9, 2019
EditionsHome, Pro, Pro for Workstation, IoT Core


Upgrade Microsoft Windows 10 version 1803

In case you are running your Desktop or your laptop with Windows 10 Version 1803, you need to update your windows before April 2019 as the general support for this version is ending from 9th April 2019.  The following updates are available for Windows 10 Version 1803.

  1. Cumulative update KB4467702 for Windows 10 Version 1803 raises the OS-build to 17134.407 and contains Good fixes and Improvements
  2. Update KB4465663 servicing stack update for Windows (10 Version 1803)

Improvements and fixes in Windows 10 version 1803 Upgrade

This update includes quality enhancements. No new software package options are being introduced during this update.

  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Windows Graphics, Internet Explorer, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Scripting, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Kernel, Windows Media,  and Windows Server.
  • Addressing an issue that may prevent developer tools (F12) from starting in Microsoft Edge.
  • Like Mentioned in version 1709, you can get install this update either through the automatic windows update route or by installing from Microsoft Update Catalog website.

2. Upgrade Microsoft Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel Releases

Microsoft does Sem-Annual Channel releases of any product every six months whose mainstream support ends 18 months after the release. All the Windows Server Semi-Annual releases are available in two editions Data Center Core and Standard Core.

Microsoft Windows Server Version 1709

Windows Server Version 1709 was the first of its kind release done by Microsoft under its Sem-Annual Channel releases on 17th Sep, 2017.

Windows Server Version 1709’s mainstream support is going to end on 9th April 2019 and there is extended support available. In case you are running your servers with Windows Server version 1709, You can not upgrade to any other Version. The only option you have got is a clean install to Windows Server Version 1803 or 1809. 

Microsoft Windows Server Version 1803

Microsoft released its second Semi-Annual Channel Release, Windows Server Version 1803 on 30th April 2018. The mainstream support for this version is going to end on 12th Nov 2019. If you are running Version 1803 by then, you have only the option clean install as there is no upgrade available to higher versions. The Next Semi-Annual Channel Release is Version 1809. Please note that some of the users who have installed version 1809 have raised concerns about some parts of their data being deleted. So it is advisable to wait till you get a more stable version of  Windows Server 2019 or Version 1809 is available.

Microsoft Windows Server Version 1809

Microsoft released its third and the latest Semi-Annual Channel Release, Windows Server Version 1809 on 13th Nov 2018, exactly one year earlier to the end of Mainstream support for its predecessor Version 1803 on 12th Nov 2019. The mainstream support for version 1809 is going to end on 12th May 2020, 18 months after its release date.

3. Upgrade Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009

Contents of This section are applicable for both Windows Embedded Standard 2009 and Windows Embedded POSReady 2009.

Windows Embedded Standard is an Embedded operating system designed for industry devices and intelligent system solutions like ATMs and devices for healthcare and manufacturing.

Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 is a flexible embedded operating system designed by Microsoft to seamlessly connect point-of-service solutions with Servers, Services, and peripherals such as printers, scanners, etc

Windows Embedded Standard 2009 was released on 14th December 2008, whose mainstream support ended on 14th Jan 2014. Its Extended Support is also going to end on 8th Jan 2019.