Microsoft will no longer issue major Windows 10 updates, and will end support for the operating system in October 2025!
Microsoft : No More Windows 10 Updates, EOL In 2025!
On Thursday, 27 April 2023, Microsoft announced that it will no longer issue any further major Windows 10 update. The current 22H2 version that was released in October 2022, and entered broad deployment on November 18, 2022, would be the final version of Windows 10.
In addition, Microsoft announced that all editions of Windows 10 will reach the end of support on October 14, 2025.
- Windows 10 Home
- Windows 10 Pro
- Windows 10 Enterprise
- Windows 10 Education
- Windows 10 Pro Education
- Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
- Windows 10 IoT Enterprise
However, Microsoft will continue to issue monthly security update releases (including Windows Defender updates) until that EOL date.
Windows 10 will reach end of support on October 14, 2025. The current version, 22H2, will be the final version of Windows 10, and all editions will remain in support with monthly security update releases through that date. Existing LTSC releases will continue to receive updates beyond that date based on their specific lifecycles.
The only exception will be existing LTSC (Long Term Servicing Channel) releases – they will continue to receive updates beyond that EOL date, based on their specific lifecycles.
- Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019 : Jan. 9, 2029
- Windows 10 IoT LTSC 2019 Core : Jan. 9, 2029
- Windows 10 IoT Core LTSC : Jan. 9, 2029
- Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2021 : Jan. 12, 2027
- Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2019 : Jan. 9, 2029
- Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2021 : Jan. 13, 2032
Microsoft also took the opportunity to announce that two Windows 11 LTSC releases will be available in the second half of 2024:
- Windows 11 Enterprise LTSC
- Windows 11 IoT Enterprise LTSC
Enterprise users who want to plan and test applications and hardware while waiting for a Windows 11 LTSC release, should start doing so with the current Windows 11 22H2 edition.
Microsoft : Please Upgrade Before Windows 10 EOL!
Microsoft is therefore encouraging users to transition to Windows 11, because it will no longer release any feature upgrades.
Despite Windows 11 being introduced over 1.5 years ago, many Windows 10 users still refuse to upgrade / migrate to Windows 11.
According to the both Steam Store’s March 2023 and StatCounter’s survey, more than 73% of Windows-based PCs are still running on Windows 10!
On its part, Microsoft stopped selling Windows 120 downloads in January 2023, but until Microsoft starts cutting off security updates in October 2025, there will be little impetus for Windows 10 users to migrate to Windows 11.
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