In 2015, Microsoft boldly claims that Windows 10 is not an operating system instead it is a service. In fact, this current version of Windows was supposed to be the final version. This is because Microsoft wanted to continue releasing updates for the service. However, in current scenario, the situation is completely different. Recently, Microsoft has just confirmed an expiry date for the highly popular Windows 10 ahead of its June 24 event.
The tech company has recently updated its official documents, stating about the EOL date for Windows 10. According to official statement, all the versions of current operating system will get the security updates until October 14, 2025. It means that Windows users get enough time of four years to upgrade to Windows 11. To recall, the latest version of Windows 11 operating system is likely to unveil at the June 24 launch event.
Windows 10: End of support
The official date of 14 October, 2025 applies to all the versions of current operating system. This includes Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro Education. The list also includes Pro version for Workstations. However, Microsoft itself is yet to official give any reason for denying its own bold claims. To recall, the company itself claims that “Current version of Windows is a service rather than an operating system”.
On the other hand, on June 24, 2021, Microsoft will be organising a grand event for the announcement. In this event, Microsoft will announce what is likely to be the “Sun Valley” update to Windows. According to rumors, the new update could bring massive visual overhaul for Windows with better connectivity options. These features will be tone-down keeping in mind for the new upcoming devices. This comes on the heels of Microsoft’s decision to abandon Windows 10X, a lightweight operating system for foldable devices.
Therefore, Windows 10 operating system is no different from its predecessors. It lives a short life of six years in the limelight. As per stats, the current version of Windows outlives Windows XP by a few hundred days. During its course of life, the operating system received a lot many incremental upgrades evert year. These updates are in terms of design, performance ad features. To recall, the current version of Windows was release in 2015 with a more freshened-up design over Windows 8.
Upgrades in Windows 11:
With the launch of Windows 11, it is likely that Microsoft will carry over all the major stuff from the last few builds of Windows 10. Beside new icons and themes, the latest Windows could bring a smarter Action Center with easier controls. These controls can even integrate with mobile devices. It remains to be seen whether Microsoft releases this new Windows as a free software update for licensed users. Similar to how it did with while launching the Windows 10 service back in 2015. Also Read: Windows 11 to launch on June 24, hints at major design changes