Updates Should Microsoft make Windows Home paid (monthly or annual subscription)?


Level 33
Apr 1, 2019
For the Home consumer, it's a dumb idea.

Windows 10 users should be allowed continue to receive free Feature updates, just as macOS, iOS, Android, ChromeOS users do.

The End User should not have to pay a subscription for the base product.

Additional product and services like Microsoft 365 for Consumers (aka Office 365), Xbox Game Pass are acceptable as a subscription, should the user choose to subscribe.
This seems to be the direction they are going in for home users. You have the base product you purchase and then the add-ons (office, game pass, etc.). I think they’ll keep going this way for home. Enterprise, and maybe even pro, could go subscription. This would seem to be the most tolerated approach by the market.