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As you probably know, Windows 11 has been out for a while now and it’s quickly gaining traction in the marketplace.
But here’s a little secret…
Windows 10 is still very much alive and well.
If you really don’t want to update your existing PC to Windows 11 (or if its hardware doesn’t support Windows 11) you can still use Microsoft’s Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to download and install Windows 10 instead.
And here’s another little secret…
If you’d prefer to buy a new computer with Windows 10 preinstalled on it there are still plenty of them available for immediate purchase.
In fact, your local electronics retailer probably still has several Windows 10 machines in stock, and Amazon still has a large selection to choose from.
But that being said, new computers are now being shipped with Windows 11 instead of Windows 10 so you’ll need to move fast if you want to get one with Windows 10 preinstalled. Once the existing stock of Windows 10 PCs are gone, they’ll be gone for good.
I’ll finish up with this…
In case you’re wondering, Microsoft has committed to supporting Windows 10 with maintenance and security updates until at least October 14, 2025. That’s roughly two and a half years from now.
What’s more, there’s always a chance they could end up extending their support for Windows 10 even beyond that posted end date as they’ve done several times before with previous Windows versions.
While it’s true that Microsoft won’t be releasing any future feature updates for Windows 10, that doesn’t really matter since they are committed to supplying the all-important security updates until late 2025.
Bottom line: Even though Windows 11 is beginning to take over the marketplace, there’s still plenty of life left in Windows 10 if you really don’t want to move on to Windows 11 just yet.