Support for Windows 10 will end in October 2025

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What you need to know

Microsoft has recently announced that the end of support for Windows 10 is near. The tech giant has already released its new version of the Operating System. The move to discontinue Windows 10 support is no doubt to encourage users to upgrade to the newer Windows 11 system.

End of support for Windows 10 will take place on 14 October 2025.

It is important to remember that Windows 10 is already more than 10 years old and as new cyber and technical threats emerge practically daily, it is difficult for old versions of software to keep up to date with the ever-changing technical landscape.

What does “end of support” mean?

Currently, Microsoft provides free security upgrades monthly for Windows 10 but this will no longer be the case after October 2025. Options will be available to continue the use of Windows 10 and pay for security patches, but this will be extremely expensive.

What are your options?

Microsoft is strongly urging consumers to upgrade to Windows 11. The new version is very similar to Windows 10 and users shouldn’t have too much difficulty with characteristic changes.

Alternatively, users can keep using Windows 10 and pay for security and software updates. The cost of this service is not currently known, but we do know that pricing will double each year and will only be available for a 3-year period.

We are bringing this to your attention now so that our clients can consider, plan, and budget for the inevitable upcoming changes. We also offer refurbished laptop and desktop options at reduced cost compared to brand-new equipment. Our Microsoft Certified Reseller keeps stock of hardware that is within the Windows upgradable specifications.

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