Windows 10 goes away, new features only once a year

With the launch of Windows 11, it became obvious that Windows 10 would go aside. Microsoft is not even hiding it anymore, and it will manifest itself on many fronts.

Official support for Windows 10 systems is expected to last until October 2025, so owners of computers with this system will not be left alone for another 4 years. This means that we will receive periodic security updates similar to Windows 11 users. However, the schedule of major updates will change a bit. So far, Microsoft released two major updates over the course of a year on Windows 10. Usually, in spring and autumn, we got a package of new functions and smaller or larger changes to the system itself. This will change from now on, and after the current November update, we will not get the next one until the end of 2022.

In fact, it’s no wonder, because Microsoft has a similar plan for Windows 11, which is also expected to receive one large update a year, but I’m afraid that their content will be completely different. The current Window 10 fall update is already rather modest compared to what we’ve been getting so far. New products appeared in Windows 11 and many of them will never reach Windows 10. This will be the case with support for 64bit applications on ARM processors. Microsoft said yesterday that support will only be added to Windows 11. The Redmon giant gives us many other signals, which are supposed to persuade us to switch to a newer version of the system. So you can also expect modest changes to Windows 10 next year, and I’m afraid it will also be one of the last such updates.

On this occasion, John Cable in charge of Windows support and updates added that version 11 receives very good user reviews and so far no major problems have been reported. For this reason, the new system will hit more computers faster in the near future. Microsoft is going to stay ahead of its own schedule, established before the premiere of the system itself. So it looks like Windows 11 could be quite a success. By the way, it is also worth mentioning that soon it will get a new version of the Windows Media Player application, better suited to the new UI and still supporting both audio and video files. I don’t know anyone who would use this app nowadays, but maybe we have a few fans ;-).