Microsoft will stop selling Windows 10 downloads on January 31

Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 with security updates until October 14, 2025. But, the company will stop selling Windows 10 licenses to consumers through the Microsoft Store at the end of this month.

The company added notes to the Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro pages in the Microsoft Store warning customers that “January 31, 2023 will be the last day this Windows 10 download will be offered for sale“.

You may still be able to buy Windows 10 from third-party sellers after this point, but with less than three years of official support remaining, it’s clear that Microsoft would rather push users to buy Windows 11 instead. Of course, switching to another operating system (like a GNU/Linux distribution, a BSD distribution, or even Chrome OS Flex) may be an option for some people.

Enterprise customers may also be able to squeeze a little more life out of their Windows 10 licenses — while support for consumer versions of the operating system will end in 2025, Microsoft will offer general support for Windows 10. Enterprise and IoT Enterprise editions until 2027, and extended support for a few more years after that (for customers who pay for this option).

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