You'll have to pay to update Windows 10. Microsoft has already decided on the date
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Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 10 10 years after its release — in 2025. After this point, the company will continue to release security updates, but they will no longer be free.
As noted by the company, support for the operating system will end on October 14, 2025. The current version 22H2 is the final version of Windows 10.
“When Windows 10 support ends, Microsoft will no longer provide bug fixes, security fixes for vulnerabilities, time zone updates, or technical support to resolve issues that may arise,” Microsoft said in a blog post.
After Microsoft ends support for Windows 10, security updates will continue to be released. Users and organizations that do not want to upgrade to a newer version of the operating system will be able to receive them by subscription — as part of the Extended Security Updates program ( ESU).
“While we strongly recommend upgrading to Windows 11, we understand that there are circumstances that may prevent you from. …An organization can purchase an annual subscription to security updates. The annual commitment can be extended for three years. Devices enrolled in ESU will receive monthly security updates,” Microsoft noted.
The company has not yet disclosed how individual users can access ESU. It is also not reported how much such a subscription will cost.. Businesses that have a Windows 365 subscription on Windows 10 devices that connect to a Windows 11 cloud PC will have access to ESU for free.
As NV Techno wrote, Microsoft released the new Windows 11 operating system in October 2021. Upgrading to Windows 11 is free for Windows 10 users.
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