Microsoft will shut down support for Windows 10 in just over four years, in October 2025.
The notice, found in a support document that outlined Windows 10’s support lifecycle, raised a minor ruckus starting Sunday, when Thurrott.com reported on the end of support, claiming, “This is the first time Microsoft has ever described the end of support for Windows 10.” Other tech outlets followed suit on Monday, June 14, with similar stories.
What’s the deal? Why would Microsoft make a potentially upending announcement on a site that, while important, is at best obscure to most users? Or was it all just a misunderstanding?