Microsoft's official Windows 10 support documentation has just added more fuel to the fire of rumors that quickly spreads around the upcoming big Windows announcement. On June 24, 2021, Microsoft plans to unveil "the next generation" of Windows, and many think it will be Windows 11. Although back in Windows 10's infancy, Microsoft made a bold statement claiming Windows 10 to be "the last Windows version," many rumors point to the fact the company wants to supersede Windows 10 with a new version. The updated Windows 10 support documentation backs those claims.
According to the official Windows 10 Home and Pro support page, Microsoft will end supporting Windows 10 Home and Pro on October 14, 2025.
What makes that information particularly odd is that the document mentions all Windows 10 releases as a single OS (from the initial release on July 29, 2015, until the latest LTSC.) Of course, at this moment, we can only speculate about the meaning of that information. But many can guess that Microsoft is on the verge of announcing a brand-new operating system. A recent post from prolific leaker Evleaks also claims that "the next generation of Windows" will be called Windows "11."
There is no official information from Microsoft regarding the name of the upcoming release. Still, we all can be 100% sure that the company is baking an update that will be much more significant than any previously released feature update for Windows 10. Even the metadata for the "Windows Application Management" page (now edited) mentioned Windows 10 and Windows Sun Valley (a code name for the upcoming release) as two separate operating systems.
This information quickly spread across the network. Moreover, there have been new reports that the system will be called Windows Sun Valley, and not Windows 11. However, such a scenario is still unlikely.
Obviously, Microsoft cannot release a completely new operating system and leave Windows 10 behind. You can safely say that the next Windows will have much in common with what more than 1 billion users are currently running. Still, the number of changes, new features, and improvements in Sun Valley must be significant enough for the company to consider Windows 10 and whatever comes next as two different operating systems. So this is a good confirmation that Microsoft will unveil a system on June 24 that will not be called Windows 10. There is little doubt that the system will be called Windows 11, but it may still not be so.
There are still dozens of unanswered questions regarding "the next generation of Windows." but the good thing is that the wait is almost over. Microsoft will debut Windows Sun Valley and answer all those questions on June 24, 2021.
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4 thoughts on “Microsoft will end Windows 10 support in 2025”
They could use those chemical elements in the periodic table as a naming for the Windows OS (i.e. Windows Cobalt), since they use this on their build strings during its development phase via Windows Insider Dev channel.
Hello there, is there any support page for when Microsoft will end Windows 10 support for Enterprise editions?
Here you go:
Yes, it’s the same date. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/windows-10-enterprise-and-education
However this date is not new. It has been around since 2015 when they gave Windows 10 a regular support cycle of 10 years.
See for example: https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-support-microsoft-confirmed-last-until-october-14-2025
Also confirmed in a Microsoft blog back in 2018: http://web.archive.org/web/20180331012411/https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2018/02/20/end-of-supplemental-servicing-for-windows-10-version-1511/
”Windows 10 will continue to be a Microsoft supported product until 2025 and customers working to stay current will continue to have support channels open to them. ”