Microsoft stops Windows 10 updates in December 2020 – If you’re expecting a Windows 10 update in December, you may be disappointed. Microsoft told Windows 10 owners and administrators not to expect any Windows 10 updates in December. Lower staffing levels due to the holiday season are the main reason. December will be considered a break, unlike normal Windows 10 updates that happen every month.
Minimal operations during the holidays along with the Western New Year are the main reasons for no updates in December 2020. Microsoft said that their monthly maintenance service will resume with the January 2021 security releases. You should be aware that Microsoft releases ideal non-security updates to Windows 10 that provide customers with regular system updates.
In the first week of each month, which is referred to as ‘one-week’ corrections to the office are issued. The second week is called ‘week B’ or Patch Tuesday. The third and fourth weeks of the month take place in weeks C and D. Optional cumulative updates are issued in weeks C and D.
The last time Microsoft paused optional non-security updates was released after Patch Tuesday in March. This gave administrators some breathing space when several countries around the globe were blocked due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In July, it returned with its optional updates, but simultaneously maintained its patch schedule Tuesday. Microsoft has extended the service end date for Windows 10 version 1803 until May 2021.
A statement was released by Microsoft over the weekend that confirmed that it is starting to force Windows 10 PCs in version 1903 until 1909. Forced updates will begin shortly. This is because Windows 10 version 1903 will not receive security updates after December 8. It has been stated by Microsoft that after December 8, 2020, all editions of Windows 10 version 1903 and Windows 10 server, version 1903 will come to an end and the devices running them will not receive security or quality updates.
Microsoft also said that it will soon begin upgrading devices running Windows 10, version 1903, to Windows 10, version 1909. This will be installed as a monthly update and will result in a faster update experience.