As per the Microsoft blog post of April 27, 2023, Windows 10 support is coming to an end.

  • Windows 10 support will end on October 14, 2025.
  • The current version, 22H2, is the final version of Windows 10.
  • Monthly security updates will continue until October 14, 2025, but no new features will be added to the current version.

Microsoft (and your humble cybersecurity consultant) “highly encourage you” (Microsoft’s words) to transition to Windows 11.

If you are using a computer that cannot be upgraded to Windows 11, that is an indicator that your device is too old to implement current security protocols. That by itself should be a motivator to upgrade to a newer device. In addition, your old device is very likely to be at best 1/2-1/4 the speed and capacity of a newer device, leading to productivity problems. I’ve lost track of how many clients proclaimed to me after finally getting a newer computer “WOW! I never knew how slow I was with my old computer.”

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