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Microsoft Discontinues Windows 10

Microsoft will stop selling Windows 10 by the end of January.

According to notices posted to the Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Workstation pages on the company site, digital downloads of Windows 10 will be stopped on January 31st, 2023.

“January 31, 2023 will be the last day this Win10 download is offered for sale. Win10 will remain supported with security updates that help protect your PC from viruses, spyware, and other malware until October 14, 2025,” Microsoft’s Windows 10 Home product page says.

Windows 10 Home retails for $225, while Windows 10 Pro costs $339. What you’re buying is a Win10 license but the Windows 10 Home and Pro downloads will still remain available.

Microsoft isn’t the only source for Win10 downloads/licenses, though. Retailers like Amazon and Newegg continue to sell this product and will do so while their digital stock remains. Likewise, you can find Win10 in retail stores.

Though sales will halt soon, Windows 10 will continue receiving security updates that protect PCs from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software for another two years – until October 14, 2025.

Earlier this month, Microsoft stopped supporting the Windows 8.1 version. In December 2022, it did the same for Windows 10 21H1.



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