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Windows 10 download sales will be discontinued in January 2023

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Microsoft has quietly announced they’ll stop selling Windows 10 licenses this month.

The software giant announced that they’ll be ending the sale of downloads for their older operating system by the January 31, 2023.

The news was confirmed via a note at the bottom for those looking to download and buy Windows 10 Home or Pro.

Microsoft released their latest operating system, Windows 11 back towards the end of 2021. It’s no secret that adoption of the new software is slow, as roughly 68% of all users are still on Win10.

Of course Microsoft wants people to jump onto their latest product, and Windows 10 is expected to end support on October 14, 2025.

This will mainly affect those who are either currently not on Windows 10 or plan on building a brand new PC in the future, as those who have it installed on their computers will still have normal access.

The company’s move will only serve to push more users onto Windows 11 as Microsoft hopes to improve the adoption rate.

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