Windows 10 Update Changes

Posted January 23, 2024

As of October 14, 2025, Microsoft will implement a shift in their support and update policy for Windows 10, indicating a move towards a paid model. While the prospect of paying for updates may raise some concerns, let’s examine this change in the context of evolving technology.

By 2025, Windows 10 will have been in existence for a decade, and it is reasonable to anticipate the introduction of newer versions, potentially even Windows 12. Given the challenges associated with supporting multiple legacy operating systems, Microsoft has opted for a strategic shift.

To navigate this upcoming change, consider the following options:

Option 1: Embrace Windows 11 Uptech recommends transitioning to Windows 11, Microsoft’s preferred choice. Windows 11 offers impressive features and free updates until its end of life, providing a forward-looking solution.

Option 2: Continue with Windows 10 and Opt for Paid Updates For those who prefer to remain on Windows 10, it’s possible to continue using the operating system but with a requirement to pay for security updates (new features excluded). While the specific cost remains unknown, it is anticipated to be a subscription-based model for monthly updates.

Option 3: Persist with Windows 10 but Avoid Updates While technically an option, Uptech strongly discourages continuing to use Windows 10 without updates. Doing so exposes your business’s PCs to vulnerabilities and security risks. Moreover, lacking Microsoft’s support for issue resolution leaves even tech-savvy individuals with limited avenues for assistance. This option is not recommended.

The decision-making deadline is set for October 2025, providing ample time for consideration. However, for businesses aiming to thrive in the current year, Uptech highly recommends proactively upgrading to Windows 11. Doing so promptly will grant immediate access to features that can enhance processes and streamline your team’s tasks.

Whether you are contemplating the transition to Windows 11 or exploring alternative solutions, Uptech is here to ensure a seamless and hassle-free experience. Feel free to reach out to us for assistance.