Microsoft will allow Windows 10 Home users to purchase security updates through the Extended Security Updates (ESU) program.

After the support period for Windows 10 ends (October 14, 2025), Microsoft will offer the option of providing security updates for an additional three years to all Windows 10 customers, including home users.

When the support period for Windows 10 ends on October 14, 2025, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support or updates for new issues affecting the security, stability, or usability of users’ systems.

The extended end date for Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019 is January 9, 2029, while the mainstream end date for Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2021 is January 12, 2027 (extended available only for IoT Enterprise version).

Microsoft advises users who want to continue receiving security updates to upgrade to Windows 11 or move to the cloud with Windows 11 through Windows 365.

For Windows 365 customers, ESUs will be provided for Windows 10 devices connected to Windows 11 Cloud PC at no additional cost. Additionally, Microsoft will offer ESUs in Windows 10 Azure Virtual Desktop environments (consumption excluded) without any extra cost.

Microsoft also mentioned that home users will be able to purchase Windows 10 ESU subscriptions for the first time, but pricing details have not been shared yet. More information will be announced in the future.