Microsoft reported that it will support Windows 10 till 2025
Microsoft today reported that it is going to continue its traditional 10 year support life cycle for Windows 10 also, means that the new operating system will receive support from Microsoft till 2025. Prior to the launch of Windows 10 lots of discussions and speculations were doing rounds about how long does Microsoft will offer free updates for its latest operating system. Some experts are already speculated that Microsoft will charge users for the updates from 2 to 4 years after its release.
It is known that every Microsoft product has a life cycle and life cycle of every product begins when it released and ends with the withdrawal of support from publisher. Withdrawal of support means when the Microsoft will no longer provides automatic fixes, updates and online technical assistance. After end of the support, your OS will not receive the security updates which makes you PC vulnerable from the harmful spyware and other malware.
Microsoft will offer mainstream support for Windows 10 from 29 th July to 2020 and extended support will start from 2020 and end up in October 2025. During supported phase, Microsoft will not charge anything for updates.
Regarding this Microsoft has said in its official blog that,
Updates are cumulative, with each update built upon all of the updates that preceded it. A device needs to install the latest update to remain supported. Updates may include new features, fixes (security and/or non-security), or a combination of both. Not all features in an update will work on all devices. A device may not be able to receive updates if the device hardware is incompatible, lacking current drivers, or otherwise outside of the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (“OEM”) support period. Update availability may vary, for example by country, region, network connectivity, mobile operator (e.g., for cellular-capable devices), or hardware capabilities (including, e.g., free disk space).
However, there is no clarity regarding what happens after Windows 10 completing 2 or 3 years.