Windows 10 will be joining Windows 7 in the graveyard for Microsoft’s operating systems. Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will be a free update. This means that Windows 10 support will end on October 14, 2025. This gives you years of preparation as Microsoft gradually migrates its billion-plus Windows users over to Windows 11. Windows 11 will be released this holiday season, with a preview build available next week.
Windows 11 will feature a new design with Mac-like features. The Windows Start Menu is updated to move it to a new location on the screen. In addition, a change has been made to make Android apps easier to access on Windows 11.
Many people are preparing to upgrade their Windows desktops and laptops to the most recent software this year. But what about those still using Windows 10 in 2025. Below are our explanations.
Microsoft’s decision to discontinue support for Windows 10
Microsoft will end active support for Windows 10 in 2025, just as it did with Windows 7 back in January 2020. The software will still be available for use, but there won’t be any security updates. The software will not be updated with any new features. Microsoft will instead shift its focus to Windows 11, which includes Android apps, desktop widgets, and new Xbox gaming features.
Do I need to upgrade to Windows 11?
Most likely. Most people still use Windows 7 or 8 on their computers and have not switched to Windows 10. It is recommended that you use the most current software to ensure security updates. Your computer is vulnerable to malware, viruses, and other vulnerabilities.
Windows 11 will be free to upgrade
Yes. Microsoft will offer free upgrades for eligible Windows 10 computers once it launches Windows 11. Free upgrades will be available until 2022. To be eligible, you must first upgrade to Windows 10 if you are still using Windows 7.
When will Windows 11 support stop?
As Windows 11 is just launched, we won’t likely answer it for many years. Microsoft 10 will be gone after support ends. Windows 11 may have a similar timeline.