Microsoft Will Stop Selling Windows 10 Licenses Online This Month

Microsoft has decided to stop selling Windows 10 Home(Opens in a new window) and Windows 10 Pro(Opens in a new window) licenses on its website.

Windows 10 remains the most popular version of the Windows operating system in use today, but Microsoft is more than ready to move on. As Tom’s Hardware reports(Opens in a new window), Microsoft intends to end sales of Windows 10 licenses through its website on Jan. 31.

A Windows 10 Home download license costs $139, while Windows 10 Pro costs $199.99. However, visiting either purchase page reveals a note stating, “January 31, 2023 will be the last day this Windows 10 download is offered for sale. Windows 10 will remain supported with security updates that help protect your PC from viruses, spyware, and other malware until October 14, 2025.”

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This decision doesn’t mean new licenses for Windows 10 won’t be available by other means, but Microsoft isn’t going to offer arguably the easiest way to buy one anymore. You can, however, purchase a license for either Windows 11 Home(Opens in a new window) or Windows 11 Pro(Opens in a new window) in the same way and for the same price directly from Microsoft. By choosing Windows 11, your PC will be using an operating system that is still being actively developed and therefore has many more years of support ahead of it unlike Windows 10.

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