Microsoft plans to stop supporting Windows 10 in 2025.
The news comes as the company prepares to unveil a major revamp of its Windows operating system later this month.
Windows 10 was released back July 2015 and was was intended to be the final version of the operating system.
This meant that users of the operating system will get continuous updates of the system for free for as long as they use the genuine software from Microsoft.
This was like what Apple was doing with their operating system, the iOS.
However, from 14 October 2025, there will be no new updates or security fixes for either the Home or Pro versions with Microsoft saying its successor will represent one of the “most significant updates” to the OS in the past decade.
This means that Microsoft seems keen to replace the whole OS, but the company seems tight lipped on what will the new OS look like.
There’s rumours that the new OS which replaces Windows 10 will have a new name, but I guess we all have to wait to see if that pans out to be true.