News JVTech For Microsoft, Windows 10 is over in a few days
Published on 01/20/2023 at 20:50
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After 7 years of existence, Microsoft no longer wants Windows 10, and dreams of seeing the whole world switch to Windows 11. In less than two weeks, the American firm will make a radical decision.
Windows 10, the savior of an entire people
If you have ever used Windows 8 for a few minutes, you already know what I’m talking about. After the resounding success of Windows 7, Microsoft has a new idea in mind: to create a new version of its operating system so that it works on both computers and touch pads. A laudable will but with more than disastrous results.
User habits are disrupted, the interface is complicated. Many software have compatibility issues. It’s the stampede, and the parallel Windows Phone project encounters the same problem. Everything is wrong with Bill Gates’ baby, and the company admits its mistake by leaving a new saving edition: Windows 10.
We skip a number to mark the occasion, we go back to basics while adding a few touches of modernity, and thank you good evening. Windows 10 is a success.
At the end of 2021, Windows 11 is launched with some novelties that do not completely change the situation. Many feel comfortable enough with Windows 10, and don’t feel the need to update their PC. In December 2022, Windows 10 is still installed on 68% of Windows computers, where Windows 11 is still only at 17%. Microsoft does not see this very favorably, and wants to accelerate this change by officially ending the sale of Windows 10 licenses.
Microsoft will say goodbye to Windows 10 at the end of January, but hey…
But what exactly is happening with Windows 10? Are you going to be have to upgrade to version 11 to keep your computer running? Not at all. Concretely, from January 31, 2023, Microsoft will stop selling official Windows 10 licenses.
If you go to the page to download Windows 10, Microsoft clarifies:
After January 31, 2023, Windows 10 download will no longer be offered for sale. Windows 10 will still be supported with security updates that help protect your PC from viruses, spyware, and other threats until October 14, 2025.
More in reality, it’s not really a constraint for anyone, for several reasons. First of all, if you are comfortable with Windows 10 and everything works, you don’t have to upgrade to Windows 11 of course. Version 10 will continue to work without any problems until at least 2025. Moreover, the “black market” of WIndows licenses is very generous with users. It is extremely easy to get the operating system for just a few euros (or even less).
This ultimatum from Microsoft will surely push many people to opt for Windows 11, who will have to have a machine equipped withat least 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage.