The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is set to be the final big update for Windows 7, 8.x, and 8 and Windows Server 2012 R2, and is set for release in the coming months, according the latest reports.
The update will mark the end of the long-running evolution of the OS, as it will be superseded by Windows 10 for PCs and servers.
That’s due to a number of factors including the arrival of Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 Server, and Windows 10 IoT.
The last major update for PCs was Windows 10 Home, released in January 2019.
Windows 10 is set up as a fully standalone operating system, with no preinstalled apps, and will be powered by Microsoft’s new Universal Windows Platform, or Universal Windows Apps.
Microsoft has also made significant changes to the operating system since Windows 7 was released, most notably the removal of the Start button.
It also added the ability to use the mouse and keyboard in Windows 10.
This is expected to have a major impact on PC gaming and productivity.
It is unclear if Microsoft will be able to continue supporting the operating systems and devices it’s making available as updates, with the first batch of new operating systems scheduled to roll out in late 2018.
We’ve asked Microsoft for a comment, and we’ll update this story when we hear back.
Windows 7 is set on a timeline of three years, while Windows 8.2 will be available in late 2019.
The first batch will be released in March 2020, followed by a full set of updates in April 2020, June 2020, October 2020, and December 2020.
Windows Server will be a separate operating system from Windows 10, and it will not be included in the next version of Windows.