Microsoft announces paid Windows 10 Extended Security Updates for users

Only monthly security patches will be provided in Windows 10 ESU. Both consumers and organizations can subscribe to receive security updates on their Windows 10 devices after its end of support.

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Windows 10, the operating system that Microsoft launched in 2015, will reach the end of support in October 2025. Now, the company has announced the Extended Security Updates (ESU) program for Windows 10 users to keep their Windows 10 PCs secure. Similar to the Windows 7 ESU program, customers who pay for ESU will receive monthly security updates for three more years after the end of the support date.

Microsoft will provide Windows 10 ESU updates to consumers and organizations who pay for it. “If you are an individual consumer or an organization who elects to continue using Windows 10 after support ends on October 14, 2025, you will have the option of enrolling your PC in the paid Extended Security Updates (ESU) program,” said Microsoft.

“The ESU program enables PCs to continue to receive Critical and Important security updates through an annual subscription service after support ends. More details including pricing will be provided at a later date. The ESU program provides individual consumers and organizations of all sizes with the option to extend the use of Windows 10 PCs past the end of support date in a more secure manner,” the company added.

Windows 10 ESU update will include only monthly security patches and will not include new features or non-security updates. Further, Microsoft has said that enterprise customers using Windows 10 PCs that are unsupported for Windows 11 will have the option to use Windows 365 machines. Windows 365 subscriptions will include Windows 10 ESU at no additional cost for devices that access Windows 365.

Microsoft is yet to announce the pricing details for the Windows 10 Extended Security Updates for individual consumers and organizations. 

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RE: Windows 10 related Discussions and Updates

Is it a trial version and will it be working after one year or do we need to purchase the license key for it :huh

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RE: Windows 10 related Discussions and Updates

Good thread:tup

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