In a bid to transition users over to Windows 11, Microsoft has begun actively urging individuals to make the switch as official support for Windows 10 is set to expire in October 2025. Users have reported being shown full-screen banners as a reminder of this imminent change, with some even receiving the prompt on devices that do not support Windows 11.

According to a post on Reddit, the banner message expresses gratitude for the customers’ loyalty to Windows 10 and assures them that while their current devices may not be eligible for the Windows 11 update, they will continue to receive security updates and patches until the end of support on October 14, 2025.

Furthermore, Microsoft has announced the termination of support for Windows 10 Enterprise (as well as Education and IoT Enterprise) version 21H2 starting from June 11, 2024. After this date, the company will cease to release updates for older OS versions, including security patches. For regular Windows 11 users, support for the 21H2 version will end in June 2023.

With the end of support, Microsoft will no longer provide critical corrections to safeguard corporate clients using Windows 10 21H2 from potential vulnerabilities and security threats. The company’s official support services are now recommending administrators and users alike to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10 or consider transitioning to Windows 11 before seeking assistance.

Last week, Microsoft also revealed the pricing for extended security updates tailored for corporate customers still utilizing Windows 10. The cost is set at $61 per PC per year, or $45 with Intune or Autopatch integration. These updates will be accessible for a span of three years.

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