Microsoft Reveals Price for Windows 10 Extended Security Updates! Is It Worth It?

By Giuliano De Leon

Apr 04, 2024 01:58 AM EDT

Microsoft Reveals Price for Windows 10 Extended Security Updates! Is It Worth It?
This photograph taken on January 19, 2024 shows a sign of American corporation Microsoft displayed during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos.
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Microsoft Windows 10 is still safe to use. However, users must pay a hefty price to get the software's extended security updates.

Although it isn't cheap, this is a big deal for Microsoft consumers since many prefer Windows 10 over Windows 11 because of the latter's issues.

Microsoft Reveals Price for Windows 10 Extended Security Updates!

In 2023, Microsoft confirmed that Windows 10 is still safe to use since it will offer paid security updates. The American software giant said that these updates will be provided past the end of Windows 10 full support on October 14, 2025.

But, the tech giant didn't confirm the price for the Windows 10 extended security updates. Now, PCWorld reported that Microsoft provided the prices for its ESU (Extended Security Updates) on Windows 10.

The Windows 10 ESU will cost $61 for the first year. This price will double for the second year to $122. In the third year, it will double again to $244.

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Is Microsoft Windows 10 ESU Permanent?

Usually, Microsoft only offers ESU to companies. However, since many people still use this software, the tech firm will offer it to regular users.

However, Microsoft clarified that the extended security updates on Windows 10 are not a permanent solution.

"Extended Security Updates are not intended to be a long-term solution but rather a temporary bridge," said the tech firm via The Verge.

It added, "You can purchase ESU licenses for Windows 10 devices that you don't plan to upgrade to Windows 11 starting in October 2024, one year before the end of support date."

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