Windows 10 End of Life

We would like to update all Windows computer users on an important development from Microsoft: Windows 10 will reach its end of life on October 14, 20251

This means that after October 14, 2025 Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows 10. As Microsoft prepares to end support for Windows 10 in 2025, it’s important to be aware of the implications for your computer’s security.

Here’s what you need to know about the implications and options available:

Key Changes and Features of Windows 11:

  • Refreshed Interface: Windows 11 introduces a modernized and streamlined user interface, with centered taskbar icons and new window management features. Take your first look HERE.

  • Enhanced Performance: Optimized for speed and efficiency, Windows 11 promises faster startup times, improved gaming performance (with DirectX 12 Ultimate), and better multitasking capabilities. Learn more about DirectX 12 HERE.

  • Improved Productivity: New features include Snap Layouts for easier window organization, virtual desktops, and enhanced touch, pen, and voice input capabilities. Learn more HERE.

  • Security Enhancements: Windows 11 incorporates enhanced security features, such as hardware-based isolation for more secure browsing and protection against ransomware. Learn more HERE.

Pros and Cons of Continuing to Use Windows 10:

While users may be familiar with Windows 10 and reluctant to upgrade, there are very real concerns which you should consider before making your decision. Please read on for some pros and cons of continuing to use Windows 10 after October 14, 2025


  • Familiarity: Many users are comfortable with the interface and functionalities of Windows 10.

  • Stability: Windows 10 will continue to function as it does now, without forced updates or changes.

  • Compatibility: Most applications and peripherals currently compatible with Windows 10 will likely continue to work.


  • Security Risks: Without regular security updates, Windows 10 will become more vulnerable to cyber threats over time.

  • Compatibility Issues: New software and hardware releases may not be optimized for Windows 10, limiting your system’s capabilities.

  • Support Limitations: As other software vendors update their products, they may phase out support for Windows 10.

While using an unsupported operating system like Windows 10 can potentially expose your system to increased vulnerabilities, it’s essential to emphasize that user behavior remains the primary factor influencing overall cybersecurity.

User Behavior: The Key to Strengthening Cybersecurity

In the realm of cybersecurity, your actions as a user play a pivotal role in protecting your devices and data. Here are some fundamental security tips to mitigate risks, regardless of your operating system:

  1. Stay Updated: Regularly update your operating system, applications, and antivirus software to patch vulnerabilities and defend against emerging threats. Please note, after October 14, 2025 computers operating Windows 10 will no longer receive updates.

  2. Use Strong Passwords: Implement strong, unique passwords for each account, and consider using a reputable password manager to handle them securely. Check out the Computer Solutions guide HERE.

  3. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Add an extra layer of security by enabling MFA wherever possible, especially for sensitive accounts.

  4. Practice Safe Browsing: Be cautious of clicking on suspicious links or downloading attachments from unknown sources, as they could harbor malware. Check out the Computer Solutions guide HERE.

  5. Backup Your Data: Regularly back up your important files to an external storage device or cloud service to protect against ransomware and data loss. Learn more about Data Backups HERE.

How Computer Solutions Can Support You

At Computer Solutions, we are committed to helping you navigate the Windows 10 discontinuation effectively. Read on to learn how Computer Solutions can help –

  • Security Assessments: We offer comprehensive assessments of your current security setup and provide tailored recommendations to strengthen defenses.

  • Transition Assistance: We can evaluate your current computer to determine if it meets the specifications for upgrading to Windows 11. For systems eligible for an upgrade to Windows 11, we ensure a seamless transition while prioritizing security.

  • Educational Resources: Our team provides ongoing education and training on how to use your windows 11 computer, cybersecurity best practices to empower you to make informed decisions, and other concerns.

  • Consultation and Support: If your current computer cannot upgrade to Windows 11, we provide consultations on suitable replacement options. We can recommend systems that align with your budget and performance needs, ensuring a seamless transition.

Secure your technology with Computer Solutions. Computer Solutions is here to assist you every step of the way while you’re preparing for the transition from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Remember “We make IT easy!”.

Reach out to us today by phone at 860.239.0708 to schedule a consultation or learn more about how we can support your cybersecurity efforts. You can also contact us HERE through our website. 

Thank you for choosing Computer Solutions!