Microsoft has announced that it will stop supporting Windows 10 in the fall of 2025.
At the same time, the American company is preparing to announce in June a new major upgrade of its popular operating system for computers.
When Windows 10 was released in the summer of 2015, Microsoft announced that it was going to be the final version of its operating system, which would undergo successive upgrades. But now it has been clarified that from October 14, 2025 onwards there will be no new upgrades and “patches” for security reasons in either the home version (Home) or the professional version (Pro).
Windows 10 was the first to be called “Windows as a service”, because their software is gradually updated at no extra cost to the user, instead of the company releasing every few years a new standalone version that will succeed the previous one. Currently the latest version is Windows 10 21H1, which, as announced, will be supported until December 2022.
Finally on June 24, according to information, Microsoft CEO Satia Nandella and new product developer Panos Panai will probably not just announce a major upgrade (21H2) of Windows 10 for the second half of 2021, but a new operating system. Some analysts even estimate that this may not be called Windows 11, but will be renamed. In any case, it is expected to include many new features compared to Windows 10.
The formerly very popular Windows 7 were retired in 2020, although businesses can pay Microsoft to continue receiving Professional and Enterprise Edition updates.