It was 10 years after its release that Microsoft decided to give Windows 10 a forced retirement, by stopping its support from October 2025. If it is not tomorrow the day before either, this information is still enough to worry fans of the current version. “Windows 10 will reach end of support on October 14, 2025. The current version, 22H2, will be the last version of Windows 10, and all editions will remain supported with monthly security updates until then.
Of course, Windows 10 will continue to work on your machine, but no more security updates will be available, which will leave your machine rife with security vulnerabilities and all the problems that can cause. Through this information, Microsoft encourages its users to upgrade to Windows 11, the most current version of the OS. But you should probably know that, Windows regularly asks if you want to upgrade when you start your PC.
Doing the upgrade is not always possible
Despite the fact that Windows 10 is generally more popular than Windows 11 which sometimes lacks stability in gaming, switching to the new version of the system exploitation remains the best way to protect yourself by always taking advantage of security updates.
However, not all PCs have the required configuration to upgrade to Windows 11. Notably, support for TPM 2.0. It is still possible to install W11 on a non-compatible machine by following this tip, but this is never ideal and often poses a problem in obtaining updates via Windows Update afterwards.
What are the other solutions ?
Of course, you can always buy a compatible machine, even if the approach is also less ecological than economical. In addition, Windows 12 should arrive next summer, and we do not yet know the configuration required to be able to install the OS.
Remains the probably the most radical of all, take advantage of the abandonment of Windows 10 to try a distribution of Linux.The most accessible and easiest to use remains Ubuntu, which is also free.
- On October 14, 2025, Microsoft will end support for the very popular Windows 10.
- If it is possible to continue use, the OS will no longer receive security updates, which leaves your machine prey to vulnerabilities.
- However, it is still possible to upgrade to Windows 11, buy a new machine or switch to Linux.
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