Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will retire on 14 October 2025. This applies to Home, Pro, Pro Education, Pro for Workstations editions of the operating system.
This means that in four years’ time there will be no new updates or security fixes for these versions.
Windows 10 was launched in 2015, with the new ‘as a service’ offering pitched as the “last version of Windows”. In April this year, Microsoft said there are now 1.3 billion monthly active devices running on Windows 10.
The company is making an announcement next week, where it is expected to unveil its next generation operating system. A version of what appears to be Windows 11 leaked online yesterday, although Microsoft has not commented on the development and such leaks can be used to spread computer viruses so it is not advisable to access this early build of the system.