Microsoft will cease the sale of Windows 10 Home, Pro downloads after January 31st. What does this mean for users
Windows 10 was launched in July 2015 and Microsoft announced to end its and Prodownloads from January 31. Also, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 10th version in October 2025. Windows 10 download setup includes a license which is required to activate and use the software. Still, it is not clear how Microsoft will deal with similar downloads and licenses available at online retailers like Amazon.
Therefore, users who buy Windows 10 by January 31 will benefit from security upgrades that help to shield their computers from viruses, malware, and spyware until October 2025. Microsoft itself is recommending Windows 11 as there is no surety that these modifications will be adopted by other markets, written on Microsoft’s US website.
Windows marketing director, Amy Bartlow said “the updated Windows 10 product page will provide the latest details to the clients about available purchasing options for Windows 10”, reported by The Verge. With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft emphasized on customer feedback and quick iteration, and in May 2015, it was referred to as Windows’ last version. At Microsoft’s own Ignite conference, his Microsoft developer advocate, Jerry Nixon quoted, “currently we’re launching Windows 10, and it is the last version of Windows, so we’re all still working on Windows 10.”