If the evidence that Microsoft will soon retire Windows 10 by presenting a new version of its operating system – Windows 11 (Sun Valley) – on June 24 is not enough, know that the Redmond company has decided to make it even more evident: Microsoft officially released the end of support date for Windows 10 Home and Pro.
A Microsoft documentation, in fact, officially states that support for Windows 10 Home and Pro will end on October 14, 2025. The company then states that it “will continue to support at least one Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channel until October 14, 2025”. In case all of this is true and not a mistake on the part of the Microsoft team, the documentation would suggest that all development and security updates for Windows 10 will cease completely by 2025. The company did not mention the Enterprise or Windows Server versions based on Windows 10, such as Server 2016 and Server 2019, but these builds will most likely be supported longer given their use in enterprises.
Tom’s Hardware has contacted Microsoft for clarification but has not received any response yet. In any case, the new documentation strongly suggests thearrival of a new version of Windows, as widely anticipated in recent days. In fact, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella has stated several times that the company will soon “unveil the next generation of Windows” and that it will be one of the most important Windows updates of the last decade.
The company is planning an event on June 24 where it will present the future version of the operating system. Currently, the biggest bets are on the name of the new OS that will retire Windows 10. Some say it will be called Sun Valley, thanks also to some clues discovered in a support page promptly edited by Microsoft. Others are firmly convinced that it will be Windows 11, thanks to the teaser showing a shadow forming the number “11”, a video published on the Windows YouTube channel that lasts exactly 11 minutes and finally the time of the event on June 24: 11 am (17 Italian time) . But one thing is certain: whether it is called Windows 11 or Sun Valley, it will be a completely new version and will allow Windows 10 to retire after several years of honorable service.