Although Windows 10 may still be alive, its time has come.
Microsoft announced on Thursday that it has no plans to provide any more Windows 10 feature upgrades. Microsoft’s Jason Leznek wrote about the most recent Windows client roadmap update in a blog post. “The current version, 22H2, will be the final version of Windows 10, and all editions will remain in support with monthly security update releases through that date,” he said.
The lifespan page for Windows 10 Home and Pro has also been updated by Microsoft to reflect the changes. The page states that “Windows 10 will end of support on October 14, 2025.” “The current version of Windows 10, 22H2, will be the last version; all versions will continue to receive monthly security update releases until that time. In accordance with their unique lifecycles, existing (business) releases will continue to get updates after that date.
Microsoft hasn’t altered the deadline for ending support for Windows 10; it has been set for October 20, 2025, and has been for years. What’s new is only the confirmation of a widely held suspicion: that this particular release of Windows 10, 22H2, will be the final feature release for Windows 10.
Windows 11: The Way Forward
In the meanwhile, as our Windows 11 2022 Update (22H2) review ends, Microsoft’s Windows 11 2022 Update (formerly code-named “Windows 11 2H22”) includes a collection of new features that cover numerous aspects that many users don’t use regularly, including accessibility capabilities. Although Windows 10 is a great operating system, it has been challenging to suggest a switch. We can think of three reasons to update to Windows 11, but other factors have made the switch challenging.
But as of right now, Windows 11 is the way of things. Yes, we already knew it, but Microsoft is confirming it. Sorry, users of Windows 10. Your time is almost up.