Latest!

Microsoft To Stop Selling Windows 10 From Next Week

Highlights

  • Microsoft will stop selling Windows 10 from its website
  • Windows 10 support period is ending in two years
  • You might still be able to buy Windows 10 from other retailers

Microsoft will stop selling Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro from its online store next week.

Microsoft has stated on the product page for Windows 10 that “January 31, 2023, will be the last day this Windows 10 download is offered for sale.” It also added, “Windows 10 will remain supported with security updates that help protect your PC from viruses, spyware, and other malware until October 14, 2025.”

While it is mentioned that Microsoft will not officially sell Windows 10 downloads and license keys, it isn’t currently known whether Windows 10 will be available to purchase from other retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, etc., as Microsoft mentioned to The Verge that the company only has information on its sales and not other retailers.

Microsoft previously announced in June 2021 that it would stop supporting Windows 10 in 2025 after a decade of introducing it.

Windows 10 was launched by Microsoft back in July 2015, and it is the first iteration of Windows 10 to be run like a continuously updated service. It was even said to be the “last version of Windows” at some point. Obviously, that wasn’t turn out to be the case.

Windows 10 was well received by the users upon release, as it was replacing Windows 8. One of the reasons for that was the return of the Start menu, which Windows 8 tried to replace with a full-page touch interface.

What’s concerning is that Windows 10 support ends in 2 years, but most of the existing Windows 10 PCs and laptops aren’t eligible for an upgrade, as Windows 11 requires Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 to be enabled. Most of the older Windows PCs and laptops that come with BIOS don’t come with both; even if it does, normal users find it difficult to enable both. We can only hope that Microsoft will extend the support time for Windows 10 soon.

Comments
Tags: