On October 14, 2025, Microsoft will officially end support for Windows 10. When Microsoft first unveiled Windows 10 in 2015, it was marketed as the final version of the operating system. Microsoft will “continue to support at least one Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channel until October 14, 2025” for the Home, Pro, Enterprise, and Educations versions, according to the lifecycle page, signalling that the operating system’s days are numbered.
After October 14, 2025, devices running Windows 10 will no longer receive security and quality updates, and you will no longer be able to contact Microsoft for support.
Although we are still a few years away from the operating system’s end of the lifecycle the documentation update shows that Microsoft plans to replace Windows 10 with a new version – currently called “Windows 11” – in the near future (Sun Valley).”
Although no date has been set for the transition to the new version, Microsoft is planned to host a virtual event on June 24, 2021, to unveil the next generation of Windows, which is considered to be the most major update in a decade.
And this makes sense because there is still time until Windows 10’s end of service date to provide additional feature updates, which could signal that Microsoft isn’t aiming to force users to switch right away. Instead, users may be able to maintain their present setup until they are ready to switch to the latest version.