Microsoft to Implement Extended Support Charges for Windows 10 Users

The support for Windows 10 will expire on October 14, 2025. Microsoft will not release any new features or security patches after that date. However, businesses and consumers will have the option to purchase an Extended Security Update (ESU) to continue receiving bug fixes and patches while transitioning to Windows 11. This is the first time Microsoft has offered this option to consumers. The ESU program will provide monthly security updates for Windows 10, but no new features or technical support. The cost of the ESU subscription has not yet been disclosed by Microsoft. This decision may not come as a surprise, as Microsoft is known for its subscription-based services. However, it provides a safety net for those who cannot immediately upgrade to Windows 11 before the end of support for Windows 10.