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End of Life for Windows 10 | What You Need to Know

May 17, 2024

Microsoft recently announced that the End-of-Life for Windows 10 will be October 14th, 2025. At that time, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 10 on laptops and desktops.

End of life is a term that Microsoft uses to identify the period in which they will no longer support an operating system or application. They will no longer patch security holes in the operating system, leaving your Windows 10 computers at risk and vulnerable to bugs, viruses, ransomware attacks, and cyber threats.

In fact, it’s common for hackers to wait until after the “end of life” to exploit network vulnerabilities and attacks your system. This poses a threat to all practices, because in order to maintain security for their practice and their patients, they will need to switch to Windows 11 as soon as possible.

Below is the statement Microsoft made on their support website about the Windows 10 news:

“After October 14th, 2025, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows 10. Your PC will still work, but we recommend moving to Windows 11.”

If you are a client of DTC, please reach out to your Account Manager for further steps. If not make sure you contact us!

Contributed by Griffin Scully

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