Microsoft Announces When Support for Windows 10 Will End
Rumors are swirling that Microsoft is set to announce Windows 11, despite once claiming that Windows 10 was to be the last version of the operating system ever.
Now, Windows 10 has an official retirement date, making it more likely that those rumors are true.
When Will Windows 10 Be Retired?
On June 24, Microsoft are hosting an event to reveal "what’s next for Windows." A major upgrade to Windows 10 has been in the pipeline for a while, under the code name of Sun Valley, though it was assumed that it would still be Windows 10 at its core.
However, recent clues seem to suggest that Microsoft will launch a new operating system with Windows 11.
Now, Microsoft has updated the Windows 10 lifecycle page to detail that support for Windows 10 Home and Pro will end on October 14, 2025. Interestingly, this date marks the standard 10-year support lifecycle that previous versions of Windows have received.
This is the first time that the entire Windows 10 operating system has been given a retirement date. Previously, only versions had a start and end date.
Retirement of Windows 10 means it will no longer receive updates, apart from critical security fixes. Those using enterprise versions of Windows 10 will operate on a different lifecycle to the consumer versions.
There’s not long to wait to see what Microsoft has in store for the future of Windows—whether it’s called Windows 11, Windows Sun Valley, or something entirely different.
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June 14, 2021 at 08:33AM