Windows 10: from December 31 it will no longer be possible to purchase the license.
In a few weeks, it will no longer be possible to purchase a digital license for Windows 10 online. Microsoft has guaranteed that the OS will be supported until 2025.
In a few weeks, it will no longer be possible to purchase a digital license for Windows 10 online. The operating system, we recall, has been replaced by Windows 11, which however is not compatible with the vast majority of older computers.
From what we learn from the official pages of Windows 10 Home, Pro and Workstation of the official site of Microsoft, the company will stop the ability to purchase a digital license for Windows 10 starting next January 31st.
While Microsoft will support Windows 10 for a few more years, this decision means that it will no longer be possible to purchase a Windows 10 license online and directly from Microsoft . Anyone who wants to, can still try to buy it through existing stocks from third-party retailers. Purchasing a license online will become very complicated and paradoxically it will be easier to buy it from retailers who still sell the operating system in physical format (box + code to redeem the license).
“January 31, 2023 will be the last day you can buy Windows 10. Windows 10 will remain supported with security updates that help protect your PC from viruses, spyware, and other malware until October 14, 2025,” reads the product page. of Windows 10 Home. The Windows 10 Pro product page has the same message.
Starting January 31, PCWorld magazine correctly points out, Windows 11 will no longer simply be “the only operating system Microsoft wants you to buy” but will also become “the only operating system you can buy”.
In some countries it is still possible to buy a license for Windows 10 on Amazon, but it is likely – as these are products sold directly by Microsoft – that this sales channel will also soon be closed. Opening image Via PC World, link in source.