Microsoft Extends Security Updates for Windows 10 Beyond 2025 (for a Price)

From PC Mag: Microsoft says an Extended Security Update (ESU) license for businesses will cost $61 per device for one year. That price will double every consecutive year, for up to three years. Businesses can purchase these licenses starting in October 2024. Education customers, meanwhile, will pay $1 per license for the first year, $2 the following year, and $4 the third year.

Details on ESU licenses for consumers will be announced "at a later date...on our consumer end of support page," Microsoft says.

Microsoft will officially end support for Windows 10 on Oct. 14, 2025. But if you desperately need to keep using that older operating system rather than upgrading to Windows 11, you can pay to extend the expiration date, Microsoft announced today.

This Extended Security Update (ESU) program will be available to individuals as well as corporate clients for up to three years. In the past, this has only been an option for business installations. Windows watchers have been calling for such an option.

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