Microsoft to drop support for Windows 10 in 2025

By Ashika Rajan, Trainee Reporter
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American multinational technology company Microsoft has announced that support for its market-dominant computer operating system Windows 10 will end on October 14, 2025.

This includes the Windows 10 Home Pro and the Pro versions for Education and Workstations. The information was added to the company’s official Windows 10 documentation.

Recent reports said that a new version of Windows will be introduced later this month, even though Windows 10 was intended to be the final edition of Windows.

Microsoft had transitioned to a Windows-as-a-service model for the operating system with the current version, which meant that users would receive over-the-air updates, similar to the Android and iOS platforms.

In fact, a new version of Windows is planned to follow the same design principles as Google and Apple. Every year, the two companies update new versions of their operating systems, with new nomenclature and evolutionary changes to their feature sets.

In this regard, Windows 10 has lasted much longer than any Android and iOS version ever. We still don’t know if the next edition will be called Windows 11 or if Microsoft will come up with a new nomenclature.

Given Microsoft’s recent experimentation with ARM chips, a new version of Windows makes logical as well. The company has created Surface-branded devices that are meant to work on mobile chips, hence needs a different version of Windows that is better suited for such processors.

Microsoft updated Windows 10 to support ARM as well, but a more comprehensive overhaul of the operating system may be required.

Of course, major upgrades to an operating system are accompanied by modifications to the user interface and new features that are native to that particular version of the OS.

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