The initial version of Windows 10 has now reached end-of-service status, meaning that Microsoft will no longer release regular security patches.

The launch of Window 10 in July 2015 is still fresh in most PC users’ minds, but after two years and three feature updates, the operating system has already come a long way since its initial release.

Now, Microsoft has reiterated that the first version of Windows 10 is at end-of-service.

Microsoft divides updates to Windows 10 into two clearly defined categories; feature updates and quality updates.

Feature updates, like the upcoming Fall Creators Update, introduce brand-new functionality as well as broader security protections.

The more frequent quality updates tackle emerging security concerns, like newly discovered strains of malware.

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