It’s official, Microsoft will end support for Windows 10 in October 2025. Microsoft will announce the new next-generation Windows OS on June 24 this year.
As for the next operating system, its official name has yet to be confirmed. Microsoft could call it Windows 11, Windows Sun Valley, or even just Windows. This OS could be released in the fall of 2021.
This is the first time that Microsoft has officially confirmed the end of support date for Windows 10. The firm founded by Bill Gates has updated the software support policy page on its site.
This indicates that Windows 10 Home, Pro, Pro Education and Pro for Workstations will be retired on October 14, 2025. We don’t know exactly when Microsoft changed this page online, but the end of Windows 10 has been in the news for a few days now.
Beyond the deadline, users will therefore be encouraged to install Windows 11 which is the next operating system. The CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella recently announced that the next generation of Windows is in the works.
According to the same document on Microsoft’s site, support for Windows 10 started on July 29, 2015. It will end on October 14, 2025, which is exactly 10 years. This date was obviously not chosen at random since Microsoft has always implemented a lifespan of 10 years for its operating systems.
In addition, Microsoft said on the page that it will continue to ” support at least one Semi-Annual Windows 10 channel until October 14, 2025 “. This is the default maintenance channel for all Windows 10 devices.
This, therefore, means that the Redmond company will end software support for Windows 10. There will therefore be no more updates, with the exception of fixes for major security vulnerabilities. By the way, don’t forget to quickly update your PC to Windows 10 if you haven’t already. Microsoft has deployed a major update that fixes 6 critical vulnerabilities in particular.