Microsoft will no longer sell Windows 10 licenses online at the end this month. Instead, they will make them available through third-party vendors. October 14th, 2025 will be the last day for support and release of security patches.
Microsoft posted on its Windows 10 Home, Pro and Workstation pages a notice stating that it will cease direct sales of digital copies on January 31, 2023. “January 31, 2023 will be the last day this Windows 10 download will be available for sale. Windows 10 will be supported by security updates that help protect your computer from viruses, spyware and other malware until October 14, 2025.The Windows 10 Home and Pro pages.
Microsoft is not suggesting that Windows 11 be purchased over the previous version. Instead, customers will have no choice. For those who wish to purchase Windows 10, third-party licenses will remain the only options. Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool is still available for downloading and creating Windows 10 install images. The company has not made any statements. The latest Windows 8.1 security updates package was released by the developer on January 10. It is now no longer supported.