If you are running Windows 10 Anniversary Edition (version 1607), it is time to update to a newer version of Windows 10. Microsoft has started displaying banners on computer monitors that ask users to run older versions of Windows 10 to Download and install April 2018 Update (version 1803).
Banner Condition, First Reported by Bleeping Computer, "Update Your PC by October 9, 201
This may all seem inconvenient and annoying, but keeping Windows software up to date is quite important. October 9, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 10 Year Anniversary Edition, and users will no longer receive security updates or be protected from new threats.
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Although Windows 10 is among the safer operating systems out there, researchers and online criminals often find new security issues. Google researchers found a serious vulnerability in Edge and Internet Explorer browsers during February, which would allow malicious hackers to build fake websites that caused them to crash. Microsoft released critical updates to defend Windows 10 users against the annoying Meltdown and Specter vulnerabilities earlier this year.
The update in April 2018 has new features that make it worth downloading. The most prominent add-on is a timeline view, allowing you to scroll up to 30 days back in time to find old tasks or stories. There is also Focus Assist, which hides system alerts and other distractions while working. There are a number of new Edge features, including mutable tabs and a clutter-free print option, and a new dictation-based printing system.
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