Microsoft has revealed that it will start some initial plans to wind down the support for Windows 10 Home and Pro. Later this month, on 31st January Microsoft will stop all sales of any download copies of Windows 10, with official support planned to be retired in October 2025, just slightly over ten years since the operating system was initially released. 31st January 2023 will be the final fay that Microsoft will be selling license keys for Windows 10.

Microsoft has announced its new “”modern lifecycle policy” before Windows 11 was launched and unlike Windows 8, the new operating system has received good reviews. Windows 11 does have some more stringent hardware requirements than Windows 10, but regardless the OS has seen good success since it arrived at the end of 2021.