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  • Writer's pictureKevin Harvey

Windows 10 Microsoft wants you to pay for updates

Updated: Jan 28

Microsoft has announced that starting on 14th October 2025, they will no longer provide free support and security updates for Windows 10 Operating System.

While the idea of paying for updates might raise some eyebrows, let’s put this into perspective. By 2025, Windows 10 will be 10 years old, and Microsoft is likely to have introduced Windows 12 by the end of 2024. And as we know, Windows 11 is available today.

Supporting multiple old operating systems can be quite a handful, even for a tech giant like Microsoft. 2025 may seem like a way off, but it’s a good idea to start weighing up your options now.

Here they are the options:

Option 1: Upgrade to Windows 11 Microsoft’s preferred option is for you to switch to Windows 11. It’s got some fantastic features and free updates until its end of life.

Option 2: Stick with Windows 10 and pay You can choose to stay with Windows 10, but you’ll need to pay for security updates (no new features, though). The exact cost isn’t known yet. It’ll likely be a subscription for monthly updates.

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