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Microsoft Stopped Selling Windows 10, But You Can Find It Elsewhere

The company will still support the operating system until October 2025.

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Microsoft released Windows 10 in 2015.

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Microsoft no longer sells Windows 10 Home and Pro on its website. However, you can still buy the operating system from other online vendors, including Amazon and Newegg.

Microsoft announced it would no longer sell Windows 10 Home and Pro on the operating system's product page a few weeks ago. 

"Jan. 31, 2023 will be the last day this Windows 10 download is offered for sale," Microsoft wrote online. "Windows 10 will remain supported with security updates that help protect your PC from viruses, spyware and other malware until Oct. 14, 2025."

Microsoft announced in June 2021 that it would stop supporting Windows 10 in 2025, a decade after the operating system launched in 2015. Then, after a gradual rollout starting in 2021, the company fully deployed Windows 11 to everyone with a compatible computer in May 2022. Microsoft said Windows 10 users with compatible computers could upgrade to the latest operating system for free. 

For more, check out CNET's review of Windows 11, how to download Windows 11 and the best new Windows 11 features.

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