Microsoft has announced that it will end support for Windows 10 on October 14th, 2025. The current version, 22H2, will be the final version of the operating system, and all editions will remain in support with monthly security update releases through that date. After that, Windows 10 will no longer receive any security updates or new features.
Microsoft is encouraging users to transition to Windows 11, the latest version of the operating system, to ensure their devices remain secure and up-to-date. Windows 11 comes with a number of new features and improvements over Windows 10, including a redesigned start menu, better multi-tasking, and improved performance.
If you are currently running Windows 10, it’s important to start planning your upgrade to Windows 11 now. The process of upgrading can be daunting, but there are a few things you can do to make it easier:
- Check your hardware compatibility: Windows 11 has more stringent hardware requirements than Windows 10, so it’s important to check whether your device meets the minimum requirements before attempting to upgrade. You can use Microsoft’s PC Health Check app to check your device compatibility.
- Back up your data: Before upgrading, it’s important to back up your data in case anything goes wrong during the process. You can use cloud storage or an external hard drive to back up your important files.
- Consider professional help: If you are not comfortable upgrading your device on your own, consider hiring a professional to help you. At Sidestreet Technology, we have years of experience helping clients upgrade their devices to the latest operating systems.
It’s important to note that Microsoft will continue to support some releases on the Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) beyond the end of support date for Windows 10. These releases will receive updates based on their specific lifecycles.
Microsoft has also announced that the next Windows LTSC releases will be available in the second half of 2024, including Windows 11 Enterprise LTSC and Windows 11 IoT Enterprise LTSC. These releases will provide users with long-term support and stability for mission-critical devices and applications.
In conclusion, if you are currently running Windows 10, it’s important to start planning your upgrade to Windows 11 now to ensure your devices remain secure and up-to-date. At Sidestreet Technology, we are here to help you with your upgrade and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.