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  • Writer's pictureTom Wyant

Are you ready to pay for Windows 10 Updates?

Microsoft recently made an important announcement: Starting on October 14, 2025, they won't be giving free support and security updates for Windows 10 anymore.


Now, you might wonder why they're doing this. Well, let's take a moment to think about it. By 2025, Windows 10 will have been around for ten years, and Microsoft will probably have introduced Windows 12. Plus, Windows 11 is already available today.


For a big company like Microsoft, supporting lots of old operating systems can be pretty tough.


Now, 2025 might sound like a long way off, but it's a good idea to start thinking about your choices now. Here are your options:


Option 1: Upgrade to Windows 11 Microsoft would like you to switch to Windows 11. It comes with great features, and you'll get free updates until it's time for it to retire.


Option 2: Stick with Windows 10 and pay You can decide to stick with Windows 10, but you'll have to pay for security updates. You won't get any new features, though. We're not sure about the exact cost yet, but it will probably be a subscription for monthly updates.


Option 3: Stick with Windows 10 and don't update Yes, you can keep using Windows 10 without paying, but we really don't recommend this. Without updates, your computers could become open to all kinds of security problems. And without Microsoft's help to fix issues, even tech experts like us won't have anywhere to turn for assistance. So please, avoid this option!


You have until October 2025 to make your decision, so there's no need to rush. However, if you want your business to do well this year, we strongly suggest upgrading to Windows 11 sooner rather than later. You'll immediately benefit from some features that could improve your processes and make your team's work easier.


If you're thinking about switching to Windows 11 or want to explore other options, we're here to assist you with a smooth and hassle-free transition. Feel free to get in touch with us for help.

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