Microsoft Ending Support for Windows 10 in 2025

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When Microsoft was preparing to release Windows 10 in 2015, one developer famously stated during a technical session that the modern operating system would be “the last version of Windows” ever. Six years later, things have changed. According to an update to its product lifecycle policies, Microsoft will be retiring Windows 10 in 2025. Support for both Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro editions are scheduled to cease on October 14, 2025, which suggests that they will no longer receive security and feature updates beyond that date. The news seems to confirm that Microsoft will announce Windows 11 during its special event on June 24.

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In a video published on June 10th, 2021, Microsoft plays all Windows startup sounds the previous operating system versions. The sounds are played extra slowly, so that this video comes to a total length of 11 minutes. The number 11 also appears in the planned live stream, because on the one hand a shadow with the 11 can be seen on the photo of the announcement and on the other hand the digital event takes place at 11 a.m.

Sources: Microsoft, PCGH, CNBC

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