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Windows 10 retirement date emerges, setting Microsoft on a collision course with Windows 11

Microsoft is expected to reveal Windows 'Sun Valley' on June 24. (Image source: Microsoft)
Microsoft is expected to reveal Windows 'Sun Valley' on June 24. (Image source: Microsoft)
Microsoft has offered more clues that it is on the verge of moving on from Windows 10. The company has confirmed that the date when it will cease supporting Windows 10, not just versions of it.

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Rumours about the next version of Windows are ramping up, as we have previously reported. Microsoft itself has referred to a future update as the next version of Windows rather than a new version of Windows 10, stoking the notion that it will replace its current OS with something else.

Now, Thurrott has discovered that Microsoft has set an end date for Windows 10's retirement. As the screenshot below shows, Microsoft plans on retiring Windows 10 Home and Pro on October 14 2025, over a decade after it released the OS to the public. The same documentation page also provides start and end dates for Windows 10 versions 1507 through 21H1.

It is worth noting that Microsoft will continue supporting Enterprise Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) editions after 2025. The Wayback Machine reveals that Microsoft listed these Windows 10 Home and Pro support dates in at least September 2020, although it could have added them before that. However, they went unnoticed for some reason.

Microsoft is expected to reveal details about Windows 'Sun Valley' on June 24. It is unclear what name the company has given for this update, but Windows 11 has gained traction since Windows Central suggested it last month.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-06-15 (Update: 2021-06-16)