A Microsoft support document has been edited to explain that support for Windows 10 Home and Pro ends on October 14, 2025. This is the first time Microsoft has ever described the end of support for Windows 10; previously, it documented only when specific Windows 10 versions would leave support.
This may literally mean that the “Next Generation Windows” that Microsoft will reveal next week is, in fact, not Windows 10, at least from a marketing/branding perspective. And that it will be named Windows 11, Windows Sun Valley, or some other name not related to Windows 10.
The support document now notes that Windows 10 Home and Pro entered support on July 29, 2015, and that will exit support on October 14, 2025. That’s an interesting timeframe, when you think about it, because it matches up exactly to the 10-year support lifecycle that Microsoft maintained for previous Windows versions.