Microsoft announces it will end Windows 10 support in October 2025
Dimapur, June 14 (EMN): As Microsoft prepares to unveil the next version of its Windows operating system (OS), it has quietly announced that it will officially end support for all versions of Windows 10 by October 2025.
On its Windows 10 support page, the American tech giant wrote, “Microsoft will continue to support at least one Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channel until October 14, 2025.”
Microsoft states that it started supporting Windows 10 Home and Pro from July 29, 2015, and looking at the “retirement date” given on its support page, it puts the Windows 10 lifecycle at about 10 years.
Microsoft had initially planned to release an iteration of Windows 10 called “Windows 10X” in 2021. However, the company announced in May 2021 that it would be cancelling the project and instead brought 10Xs features into its existing Windows 10 OS.
“Instead of bringing a product called Windows 10X to market in 2021 like we originally intended, we are leveraging learnings from our journey thus far and accelerating the integration of key foundational 10X technology into other parts of Windows and products at the company. In fact, some of this is already reflected in the core of Windows in Windows Insider preview builds, for example, the new app container technology we’re integrating into products like Microsoft Defender Application Guard, enhanced Voice Typing experience, and a modernized touch keyboard with optimized key sizing, sounds, colours and animations,” wrote John Cable, vice president product management at Microsoft.
We have no idea how the new Windows version is going to look like and what it is going to be called, however, what we do know is that Microsoft is going to unveil its new operating system on June 24. CEO Satya Nadella and chief product officer Panos Panay is believed to be headlining the event.
We expect a redesign of the whole Windows experience along with significant changes including a revamped Windows Store. We will definitely keep you updated once the new Windows OS is unveiled. Watch this space.