Windows 10 is reaching the end of the road…

May 10, 2023 DarrenCJ

With the current release of Windows 10 (version 22H2) confirmed as the final one, support for the platform is scheduled to end on October 14, 2025.

Microsoft disclosed in an update to its client roadmap that there will be no further feature updates for Windows 10, and so the current version, 22H2, will be the final build of this version of Windows. The ultimate end of the Windows 10 lifecycle has been known about for a couple of years, when Microsoft updated its product lifecycle pages to show that Windows 10 Home and Pro, as well as the Enterprise and Education editions, will all be retired on 14 October 2025 .

But it wasn’t clear until now how long before the final cut-off deadline Microsoft would continue to deliver updates to the platform, which was first released in 29 July 2015.

“We realize that a clear Windows client roadmap update helps consumers and organizations with planning their Windows release activities,” said Microsoft’s Principal Product Manager for Windows Servicing and Delivery Jason Leznek, announcing the update on the Windows IT Pro Blog.

The good news is that all Windows 10 editions will remain in support with monthly security update releases through that date, while long-term servicing channel (LTSC) releases will continue to receive updates beyond that date based on their specific lifecycles.

However, Microsoft has made it clear that it would like users to “transition to Windows 11 now as there won’t be any additional Windows 10 feature updates.”

For details, see our previous post on Time to upgrade to Windows 11

Source: theregister.com