Windows updates which are optional will no longer be provided by Microsoft from May 2020, with the software giant only producing vital security updates going forward due to the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.That means Windows 10, and indeed all supported versions of Windows, including Server versions, all the way down to Windows Server 2008.
“There is no change to the monthly security updates (B release – Update Tuesday); these will continue as planned to ensure business continuity and to keep our customers protected and productive,” Microsoft explained, in a support document.While the optional updates are being halted temporarily, Microsoft didn’t indicate when they might return. In all likelihood, we won’t see them again until the coronavirus outbreak is under control and life returns to relative normality, which could be a while.
Microsoft previously announced that it would continue releasing security updates for Windows 10 version 1709, the Fall Creators Update, until October 13 because of COVID-19. That way, people wouldn't have to worry about updating to a more recent version of Windows 10 on top of everything else going on. If you are in lack of Windows 10 Product Key, visit our site z2u.com, a reliable and cheap online in-game currency store.
The decision to pause optional updates should have a similar effect. Instead of having to worry about something going wrong with an update, Windows 10 users should just be able to continue using their systems as usual. Provided, of course, that the security updates don't cause problems of their own during this time.
The timing of the decision indicates that Microsoft believes the current health crisis, and perhaps various state stay-at-home orders, will affect work schedules through May or beyond. Reports have said the stay-at-home orders in California and Seattle will remain in place until at least the first week of April, but no definitive end date has been specified.