Deprecated Windows 10 support ends on October 14th, 2025

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Microsoft is ending support for Windows 10 on October 14th, 2025. It will mark just over 10 years since the operating system was first introduced. Microsoft revealed the retirement date for Windows 10 in an updated support life cycle page for the OS. Thurrott reports that this is the first time Microsoft has ever described the end of support for Windows 10.

It’s not clear exactly when the support document was updated, but Thurrott reports it only previous documented “when specific Windows 10 versions would leave support,” and not the entire OS. It could be another hint that a new version of Windows is on the way.

Microsoft has been dropping lots of hints that it’s ready to launch Windows 11. The software maker is holding a special Windows event to reveal the “next generation” of the OS next week. The event starts at 11AM ET, and the event invite includes a window that creates a shadow with an outline that looks like the number 11. Microsoft execs have also been teasing a “next generation of Windows” announcement for months, and one even described it as a “new version of Windows” recently. Microsoft also teased Windows 11 during an 11-minute video last week.

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News as old as Windows 10 itself. :rolleyes:

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Microsoft will end Windows 10 support in October 2025 (this does not apply to LTSC editions), which means the operating system will no longer receive security updates, fixes, and new features. However, not every user will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 or buy a new PC, especially in the enterprise segment. For such customers, Microsoft has the Extended Security Program that lets you receive additional updates beyond the end of the support date.

Today, Microsoft unveiled the prices for those planning to make use of the Extended Security Program for Windows 10.

According to the official blog post, Microsoft will charge customers $61 per year for one computer. The program will run for three years, and those planning to join it later will have to pay for the previous period since each update is cumulative and includes every security fix released prior. IT admins will be able to enroll Windows 10 devices into the program using the traditional 5-by-5 activation method with a 25-character key.
 

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Microsoft has updated the official announcement post to clarify that the initial announcement is only for enterprise customers.
Home users should expect a separate announcement, which will most likely have different policies and price tags.
Editor’s note 4.3.2024: The details and pricing structure outlined in this post apply to commercial organizations only. Details will be shared at a later date for consumers on our consumer end of support page. Educational organizations can find tailored information about Windows 10 end of support in the Microsoft Education Blog.
 

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A few weeks ago, Microsoft quietly updated its official support page where users can learn about the end of support for old Windows versions, such as Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 (both went six feet under in January 2023). Now, the page prominently features Windows 10, which, albeit still supported, will reach its end of life next year.
Support for Windows 10 will end in October 2025

After October 14, 2025, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows 10. Your PC will still work, but we recommend moving to Windows 11.
 

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