Windows 10 will be retired along with Windows 7 in the Microsoft operating systems graveyard. With Microsoft doingwhich launched today, the tech juggernaut will unplug on October 14, 2025. That gives you four years to prepare as Microsoft slowly moves its billion Windows users to .
The company’s new operating system will be gradually rolled out forfrom today until mid-2022. You can expect a that borrows a Mac-like look and includes . For example, Windows which moves it to a different place on the screen and some . There is also a change to be made on upcoming Windows 11.
As many people prepare to update their Windows laptops and desktops to the latest software, what will happen to PCs still running Windows 10 in 2025? We will explain. And here are somethat you can look forward to. This story was recently updated.
What does it mean for Microsoft to end support for Windows 10?
As he did with, Microsoft will withdraw active support for Windows 10 in 2025. You will still be able to use the software, but you will no longer get security updates. There will also be no new features added to the software. Instead, Microsoft is focusing on Windows 11, which comes with , and new for the PC.
Should I upgrade to Windows 11?
Probably not. Many people are still running Windows 7 and 8 on their computers and have never upgraded to Windows 10. However, it is recommended that you use the most recent software in order to obtain security updates. Without security updates, your computer is exposed to malware and other vulnerabilities that can put you at risk for hacks, viruses, and more.
Will the Windows 11 upgrade be completely free?
Yes.will be available from . Free upgrades will continue until 2022. If you are still using Windows 7 but want to upgrade to Windows 11, you must first upgrade to Windows 10 to be eligible.
When will support for Windows 11 end?
Since Windows 11 is so new, we probably won’t have an answer for this in the years to come. At the end of support, Microsoft 10 will be around for 10 years, so Windows 11 might have a similar timeline.
To learn more about Windows 11, here isand . You can also see how .