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Microsoft to end Windows 10 support later this year after fulfilling its commitment to 10 years of support

By Karthik Iyer | Published on 15 Jun 2021
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Microsoft has announced an end of support date for Windows 10 OS.

  • The company will end support for Windows 10 on October 14th, 2025.

  • It will mark just over 10 years since the OS was first introduced.

Microsoft to end Windows 10 support later this year after fulfilling its commitment to 10 years of support
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As the news about the release of Windows 11 is rampant, Microsoft decided to announce the end of support date for Windows 10. That's right, Microsoft has is ending support for Windows 10 on October 14th, 2025. This particular retirement date for Windows 10 has been updated on the OS support life cycle page.

As noted by a Thurrott report, this is the first time Microsoft has ever mentioned ending support for its Windows 10 OS. The OS was officially announced back on July 29th, 2015, which means the end of support date will mark just over 10 years for the OS. Microsoft originally committed to 10 years of support for Windows 10.

Speaking of the end of support date, Microsoft's original mainstream end of support date was set for October 13th, 2020. The end of support has commenced yet, and Microsoft has instead been pumping out regular updates to the current OS. It looks like there's still some time left before we hit the extended support phase of Windows 10.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has been dropping various hints about the arrival of its next operating system, expected to be called the Windows 11. The company will be hosting a special event to reveal the "next generation" of the OS next week. For starters, the event on June 24th will begin at 11 AM ET. Microsoft also teased Windows 11 by releasing an 11-minute video last week.

Windows 11, for those of you who don't know, is expected to arrive later this year with major changes to the interface. We're also expecting to see the Windows Store getting an overhaul. It's hard to predict the kind of technical changes we'll end up seeing in the OS, but it's going to be an interesting release, nonetheless.

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