Windows 10 support will end on October 14, 2025. Also, this is not a rumor or a leak. Indeed, we are talking about a document published on an official Microsoft support website. Previously, this page showed the end of support for specific versions of Windows. For example, 20H2, 21H1. However, now this website shows that support for Windows 10 will be extended until the above-mentioned date. All this points to the arrival of a hypothetical Windows 11. What is certain is that the next version of the operating system will be different from what we currently have.
End of Windows 10 support
Microsoft released Windows 10 almost six years ago. At that time, it announced that it would be its last operating system. Since it would change its development model to the rolling release method. This system is the same as the one adopted for some GNU/Linux distributions. That is to say, a continuous update for the operating system. This allows to keep it up to date in terms of security, bug resolution and addition of new features. Certainly, Windows has been unable to maintain this model of Windows as a service. Since the first two major annual updates gave way to the return of the well-known service packs.
As mentioned, the document explicitly mentions that Windows support will be received until at least October 14, 2025. In addition, only the Home and Pro versions are included. However, the heading also includes other versions such as Pro Education and Pro for Workstations. Certainly no mention is made of other editions such as Windows Enterprise or Windows Server. Which is logical, since these compilations usually have another type of treatment and support.
Goodbye Windows 10, welcome Windows 11?
Putting an end date on operating system support suggests the end of an operating system. In addition, it implies that a new system will arrive to replace it. However, lately, we have seen signs that presuppose the arrival of Windows 11. For example, the event to talk about the future of Windows will be held on June 24 at 11:00 AM. In addition, the tweet where the event was announced suggests a number 11 where the window grid is reflected. Additionally, Microsoft posted a video on YouTube where it remixed the Windows startup sounds into a single track in slow motion. Well, this video lasts 11 minutes exactly. So, Microsoft to end support for Windows 10 in 2025.