Microsoft puts the first nail in its coffin

Although it seems that it was recently, Windows 10 hit the market in 2015, more than 7 years ago. And, although Microsoft promised that it would be the last Windows as such, in 2021 it surprised users with the launch of Windows 11, which, for now, is its last system. Of course, the company is not going to continue to maintain two operating systems at the same time, and little by little it is already preparing for the end of Windows 10.

With the arrival of Windows 11, Microsoft already gave clues that its predecessor was going to receive, at most, 4 more years of support. Now we can know what your end of support date: the October 14, 2025. When this date arrives, Microsoft will completely abandon all versions of this operating system, and will stop bringing security and maintenance updates to users, leaving them exposed to possible computer attacks. Thus, Windows 10 will go to the drawer of forgotten systems, along with XP, Vista, 7 and 8.1.

We still have more than two and a half years to enjoy this operating system, without risk or danger. However, we will no longer be able to get hold of him as easily as up to now. And it is that, if we do not already have a license for this system, we will no longer be able to buy it.

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Microsoft stops selling Windows 10 licenses

For a few hours, if we try to enter the store to buy a Windows 10 Home or Pro license, we can see how the web redirects us directly to the Windows 11 store to buy a license for this system. Therefore, as promised by the company, it is Impossible to buy a Windows 10 license directly from the Microsoft website, marking this a first step until its disappearance.

However, there are still ways to get a key for Windows 10. For example, we can use third-party stores like Amazon to buy a copy of this system. Chinese key shops are also a great alternative to buy these types of licenses. And even if we’re still using Windows 7 or 8.1, we can still buy a digital key to upgrade to Windows 10.

Windows 10 without activation key

Windows 10 and 11 share the same activation process. This means that if we use a key to activate Windows 11, and then downgrade to 10, we can use the system without problems. And the same if we have a key of 10 and we want to upgrade to Windows 11 without paying.

Fewer and smaller updates

This system is already doomed, and there is nothing we can do about it. Despite the strict requirements of Windows 11, and the fact that millions of computers are going to be left to fend for themselves, Microsoft has no intention of backing down, and will continue until the system is finished by the stipulated date.

For now, Windows 10 will continue to receive its monthly patches, both security and maintenance, as well as annual updates that will allow it to receive some new features. But these are going to get smaller and smaller, and they’re going to focus on being maintenance releases rather than feature updates.

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