Microsoft to end Windows 10 support on October 14th, 2025. Another sign that a new version of Windows is on the way.
Microsoft’s updated Windows lifecycle fact sheet states that the company will end support for Windows 10 Home, Pro, Pro for Workstations, and Pro Education on October 10, 2020.
Microsoft will end support for Windows 10
Microsoft has announced that it will end support for Windows 10 in 2025. The company’s updated Windows lifecycle fact sheet states that the company will drop support for Windows 10 Home, Pro, Pro for Workstations, and Pro Education on October 14, 2025. Unfortunately, this means that the US-based tech giant will not release any more updates and security fixes after that date.
When Microsoft launched Windows 10, it said that this would be the last version of Windows. But, the company’s recent teaser confirmed that it would launch Windows 11 by the end of this month. In addition, it has listed a new event on its website, which will take place on June 24. At the event, the company will highlight everything that is coming ‘next for Windows.’
“Soon, we will share one of the most significant updates to Windows of the past decade to unlock greater economic opportunity for developers and creators. I’ve been self-hosting it over the past several months, and I’m incredibly excited about the next generation of Windows,”
Microsoft revealed the retirement date for Windows 10 in an updated support life cycle page for the OS. Thurrott reports that this is the first time Microsoft has ever described the end of support for Windows 10.
It’s not clear exactly when it updated the support document, but Thurrott reports it only previously documented “when specific Windows 10 versions would leave support,” and not the entire OS. So it could be another hint that a new version of Windows is on the way.
The Bottom Line
Microsoft has been dropping lots of hints that it’s ready to launch Windows 11. The software maker is holding a special Windows event to reveal the “next generation” of the OS next week. The event starts at 11 AM ET, and the event invite includes a window that creates a shadow with an outline that looks like the number 11.
Microsoft execs have also been teasing a “next generation of Windows” announcement for months, and one even described it as a “new version of Windows” recently. Microsoft also teased Windows 11 during an 11-minute video last week.