Microsoft convinces old PC users to upgrade to Windows 11

by nativetechdoctor
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Microsoft has announced that it will end support for Windows 10 on October 14, 2025, which is just 18 months away. As a result, the company is encouraging users to upgrade their systems to Windows 11 or purchase new machines to stay up-to-date.

To facilitate this transition, Microsoft has started rolling out reminders to Windows 10 users, thanking them for their continued support and alerting them to the approaching end of support. The reminder content includes links to support articles, as well as information about Windows 11. Users have the option to choose between the “Remind me later” or “Learn more” buttons to close the full-screen reminder.

Advertising content entices users to upgrade to Microsoft’s Windows 11

However, some users may not be able to upgrade to Windows 11 due to compatibility issues, as their computers may not meet the minimum hardware specifications. According to reports, millions of PCs will eventually be scrapped because they cannot be upgraded to the new system.

It’s worth noting that the full-screen prompt does not mention that users can continue to use Windows 10 after the end of the support date if they are willing to pay for extended security updates (ESU). Microsoft recently announced that ESU for each old Windows 10 PC would cost $61 for the first year, doubling to $122 in the second year and jumping to $244 in the third year. However, if a user joins ESU in the second year after support ends, they will still have to pay the first year’s fee as ESU prices are cumulative. These prices apply to business customers, and Microsoft has not yet announced the prices for regular consumers.

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