started to , marking the unofficial sunset for Windows 10. But you’ll have some time to decide when to make the jump: Microsoft’s gradual rollout means not every Windows 10 device was able to upgrade on Day One. However, the company has announced that , so there is a time limit on the decision, albeit a lengthy one.
If you’re wondering how long you actually have to make the switch to Windows 11 andbefore updating, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll also explain , how to tell and . Read on for everything you need to know about the end of Windows 10 support and prepping for Windows 11.
When is Microsoft ending support for Windows 10, and why?
will end on Oct. 14, 2025. That means Microsoft will no longer provide security patches or feature updates for the Home, Pro, Enterprise, Pro Education and Pro for Workstations editions at this time — affecting virtually all Windows 10 users. (The only people who have until 2029 are the few Windows 10 Enterprise Long Term Support Channel users.)
This doesn’t come as a surprise: Microsoft has a long-established Fixed Lifestyle Policy for many of its products. For each version of its OS, the company offers a minimum of 10 years of support (at least five years of mainstream…