Are you using Windows 10 or have you upgraded to Windows 11? The good news is if you are using Windows 10 you don’t need to look at upgrading to Windows 11 till 2025. Microsoft will be supporting Windows 10 until October 2025.

Windows 11 however will only install onto newer hardware computers that support TPM 2.0 Security Module. You’ll need to know if your current computer will support Windows 11 or not.   Microsoft has a tool called ‘PC Health Check’ that you can use to find out. Learn more about it here.

“If you’re currently running Windows 10, ‘PC Health Check app‘ provides a comprehensive eligibility check for your device to ensure it meets the Windows 11 minimum system requirements. You’ll get info on why your device is or isn’t eligible, plus info on what you can do if your device doesn’t meet the requirements.”

If your current computer does not support Windows 11, you’ll need to see if you can upgrade it, or budget for a new computer if you plan to get Windows 11.

“Support for Windows 10 ceasing doesn’t mean it won’t be usable. I think it’s important to remember that. Your computer won’t be immediately invalidated in 2025 if it’s running Windows 10,”  Read more in the following articles:

What does it mean for Microsoft to end support for Windows 10?

Once Microsoft pulls active support for Windows 10, you’ll still be able to use Windows 10, but there won’t be any more security updates. There also won’t be any new features added to Windows 10. Microsoft will instead shift its focus to Windows 11.

Will I have to switch to Windows 11?

With security being such a major issue and concern, it would be advisable to upgrade to Windows 11 by October 2025.  It is recommended to use the most up-to-date software so you get security updates. Without security updates, your computer is at risk for malware and other vulnerabilities that can expose you to hacks, viruses and more.

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