Windows 10 reaches the end of support (EOS) on October 14, 2025. After that, Windows 10 will not receive any fixes for bugs, vulnerabilities, or any technical support for issues that may occur. You need to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 to be able to receive updates. If you cannot upgrade to Windows 11, Microsoft has announced an Extended Security Program for Windows 10.
Extended Security program for Windows 10 announced
Windows 10 will not receive any security updates, fixes for bugs or vulnerabilities, and other technical support starting from October 14, 2025. Microsoft makes note of users who cannot upgrade to Windows 11 due to circumstances that prevent them from doing so before the End of Support date. Microsoft revealed an Extended Security Updates program for Windows 10. It works similarly to the Windows 7 Extended Security Update (ESU) program where your organization will have to purchase a yearly subscription for security updates. It will be renewable for 3 years. The devices enrolled for ESU will receive monthly security updates to keep them secure.
Windows 10 ESU program only includes critical or important security updates. They do not include new features, customer-requested non-security updates, or design change requests. Even the technical support beyond ESU will not be available. ESU will be purely a security update program without any additional benefits or features.
Microsoft, in its blog, announced that:
- For Windows 365 customers, ESUs will be provided for the Windows 10 devices that connect to a Cloud PC running Windows 11 at no additional cost.
- If you run a Windows 10 instance in Azure Virtual Desktop, ESUs will also be available at no additional charge on those virtual machines (consumption not included).
Microsoft also added that the ESU program for individual consumers will be announced once the ESU reaches the availability stage, along with new updates in the program.