Microsoft Tests a New End of Life Banner in Windows Update Page

Some Windows 10 Users Seeing Subtle Reminders to Update Their PCs

Microsoft Tests a New End of Life Banner in Windows Update Page

Microsoft has an infamous track record of forcing new Windows updates on its users, regardless of the build’s stability. The company has been striving to make its update process less aggressive in the recent past and now, the Redmond giant appears to be testing a new approach to politely remind users to update their systems.

As spotted by Albacore on Twitter, Microsoft is finally taking it easy on Windows updates by adding a banner below the ‘Active hours’ section on the Update page. This lets Windows 10 users know that their copy of Windows 10 has reached its end of life and you should think about updating your system to receive new security updates.

“Your version of Windows 10 has reached the end of support. By updating to a newer version of Windows 10, your device will continue to receive important quality updates,” reads the banner on the Windows Update settings page.

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Credits: Albacore (Twitter)

From what it looks like, it’s clear that Microsoft is working on its strategies to regain trust and goodwill among Windows 10 users. As pointed out by MSPowerUser, the wordings in the banner seems way too mild and does not tell users about potential security issues or vulnerabilities if a system is left out without being updated over a long period of time.

With that said, it is worth noting that the banner is still under testing and Microsoft could change the language when it rolls out this prompt to a wider range of audiences. So, will you consider updating your Windows 10 system if you see such a notification or prompt? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

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