If there is evidence of Windows 11 Wasn’t obvious enough this week, Microsoft officially announced an end-of-life date for Windows 10 Home and Pro. A In the Microsoft documentation it says officially this support ends on October 14, 2025. The company will continue to support at least one semi-annual Windows 10 channel through this date.
The document only mentions Home and Pro, but a header on the page says it also applies to Pro Education and Pro for Workstations.
If this is correct, it is suggested that all development and security updates for Windows 10 be completely discontinued by 2025. No word was mentioned for Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows Server builds based on Windows 10 (like Server 2016 and Server 2019), but chances are those versions will have a longer lifespan due to their use in the enterprise and prosumer markets.
Tom’s hardware reached out to Microsoft for clarification but didn’t hear a response prior to posting. We will update when we get more information on this matter.
This strongly suggests a new version of Windows. The Company has an event on June 24th about the future of the operating system. While Microsoft previously said that Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows, all the evidence, including a number of Microsoft’s own taunts, points to Windows 11.
If that happens, Microsoft will have to get the people who run 1.3 billion active devices on Windows 10 to update. This would give Windows PC owners 3 to 4 years to migrate to the new version.