There’ve been reports recently that Microsoft quietly set 14 October 2025 as the End of Support date for Windows 10, paving the way for Windows 11 announcement according to rumors.
Going through reports from PCmag 2015, revealed that Microsoft had already updated the lifecycle page shortly before releasing Windows 10 on 29 July 2020.
The page originally stated that Windows 10’s mainstream support would last until 13 October 2020, while extended support would last until 14 October 2025.
Below is a screenshot of the cached page from July 2015, showing the original dates for the end of mainstream and extended support for Windows 10.
Though Microsoft employee also known as developer evangelist Jerry Nixon opined that Windows 10 would be the last version of the operating system. So releasing a fully-fledged new Windows would be contradictory to his statement.
Microsoft itself has never confirmed that Windows 10 will be the company’s last OS, and given that its retirement date has remained in place it’s still possible that Windows 11 might see the light of day.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has teased the next generation of Windows, which will be unveiled on 24 June, believed to be Windows 10 redesign codenamed “Sun Valley”. We are not sure yet if it will be Windows 10 redesign or Windows 11. But all the teaser videos points to Windows 11.