Microsoft to stop issuing Windows 10 licenses after January

Users will be able to receive security updates till October 2025

Tech Desk January 20, 2023
Small figurines are seen in front of displayed Microsoft logo in this illustration taken February 11, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS

Microsoft has announced that it would stop issuing Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Workstation licenses on its website after January.

Although the licensing service will be stopped, users of Windows 10 will still receive security updates protecting PCs from viruses and malware until October 14, 2025.

The announcement is for the direct purchase of licenses from the Microsoft website for consumers. The website has been selling the licenses at a price of $139 price for Windows 10 Home and $199 for Windows 10 Pro.

Moving forward, the licenses will now be available for purchase from third-party retailers, and OEM copies will be available on Amazon.

The move comes as a push to ensure more users opt for the latest operating system.


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