As much as we’re sure many would love for Microsoft to support Windows 7 for eternity, that is not the case and it is usually not how developers work. In fact if anything, Windows 7’s mainstream support actually came to an end earlier this year. That being said, what about Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10? How long will that last?
To the surprise of no one, it looks like Windows 10’s support will last a good ten years, which is kind of what Microsoft has been doing previously anyway, but it’s good to have it confirmed. According to Microsoft, mainstream support will end on the 13th of October 2020, a little over 5 years after its launch.
For those unfamiliar, end of mainstream support basically means that there will be no new features or improvements made to Windows 10. However Microsoft will continue to churn out bug fixes and patches until the 14th of October 2025 which is when everything will officially end, by that time we should have a new version of Windows to look forward to.
That being said, Microsoft does note that despite putting out new features and improvements, not all computers will be able to access it since some of the updates might require newer hardware, but we suppose that is a fair statement. In the meantime Windows 10 will be officially released on the 29th of July.