Microsoft has revealed when we can expect support for Windows 10 to dry up. According to a new spreadsheet from the company, mainstream support for Windows 10 will end by October 13, 2020. However, the OS will receive extended support through October 14, 2025.
Windows 10 is out July 29 as a free download for a whole year. For those who don’t wish to upgrade, Microsoft will offer extended support for Windows Vista (April 17, 2017), Windows 7 ( January 14, 2020), and Windows 8 (January 10, 2023) for the next couple of years.
Microsoft’s goal is to make Windows 10 a platform that can extend beyond just the computer market. Windows Phone, Surface tablets, and the Xbox One will all be affected by Windows 10 in some way. In terms of Xbox, Windows 10 users will receive a dedicated Xbox app that allows them manage friends lists, purchase games and apps off the Xbox Live Marketplace, and even stream games from their Xbox One. In addition, they’ll be able to record gameplay through their PC. Finally, select games, like Super Dungeon Bros., will feature cross-platform play between Windows 10 and Xbox One.