Windows 10 End-of-Life FAQ


Q1: What does Windows 10 End-of-Life (EOL) mean?
A: Windows 10 EOL refers to the date after which Microsoft will no longer provide updates, support, or security patches for Windows 10. After this date, using Windows 10 could expose your computer to security vulnerabilities, compatibility issues, and outdated software.


Q2: When is Windows 10 reaching its End-of-Life?
A: Windows 10 is set to reach its end-of-life on October 14, 2025. This means that after this date, Windows 10 will no longer receive security updates, support, or technical assistance from Microsoft.


Q3: Why is it necessary to upgrade to Windows 11?
A: Upgrading to Windows 11 is necessary for several reasons:

  • Security: Windows 11 will continue to receive security updates and patches, protecting your system from new vulnerabilities.
  • Compatibility: New applications and software are increasingly designed with the latest operating systems in mind, ensuring better performance and stability.
  • Innovation: Windows 11 introduces new productivity and collaboration tools, enhancing user experience and efficiency.
  • Support: Microsoft will provide ongoing support for Windows 11, including technical assistance and troubleshooting.

Q4: What are the key benefits of Windows 11 over Windows 10?
A: Windows 11 offers several improvements over Windows 10, including:

  • A streamlined and modern interface designed for ease of use and efficiency.
  • Improved performance and speed, especially on devices equipped with the latest hardware.
  • Enhanced security features, such as hardware-based isolation, encryption, and malware prevention.
  • Better virtual desktop support and new productivity features like Snap Layouts and Snap Groups.
  • Direct integration with Microsoft Teams for improved communication.


Q5: Can all Windows 10 PCs upgrade to Windows 11?
A: Not all Windows 10 PCs will meet the hardware requirements for Windows 11. Microsoft has set specific system requirements for upgrading to Windows 11, including a compatible 64-bit processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage, among others.


Q6: What should be done if a computer cannot be upgraded to Windows 11?
A: For computers that cannot be upgraded to Windows 11 due to hardware limitations, we recommend the following options:

  • Continue using Windows 10 while implementing additional security measures until a suitable time for hardware upgrades.
  • Consider replacing older hardware with new devices that are compatible with Windows 11.
  • Explore alternative operating systems if Windows 11 does not meet your specific business needs or preferences.


Q7: Will there be costs associated with upgrading to Windows 11?
A: The upgrade to Windows 11 will be free for devices that are currently running a licensed version of Windows 10 and meet the minimum hardware specifications. However, costs may be incurred for hardware upgrades or replacements if your current devices do not meet the requirements.