Windows 10 users will then have until October 2025 – 17 months – to use Windows 10 before its security support ends and it potentially becomes risky to use. This is due to Microsoft’s security updates plugging important vulnerabilities in the OS – something it does on a monthly basis with security updates.

Needless to say, on its client roadmap update page, Microsoft highly recommends you transition to Windows 11 or if you are currently holding out on Windows 10, to download the latest 22H2 version from Windows Update, so you continue to receive security updates until it’s retired in October 2025.