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Want to Beat the Coming Storm? Upgrade to Windows 11


To match our recent winter weather, Microsoft has announced a small storm of their own. Starting October 14, 2025, Microsoft won't be supporting or updating Windows 10 for free anymore.

Yep, it’s like the weather is changing, and your small- or medium-sized business needs to decide how to weather the storm.

So, what are your options? Let’s break it down like we’re preparing for bad weather.

Upgrading to Windows 11 is our preferred option, and it’s also what Microsoft suggests. It’s like getting a warm, waterproof coat for the winter. As you know from tuning into this blog every week, it has cool features and you get updates for free until it’s no longer supported. Seems like a good deal, right?

Another option would be to stick with Windows 10 and pay for updates. OK, so this is like you have a sturdy old umbrella, but you’d have to pay to get it patched up when (not if) it develops holes. If you choose to stick with Windows 10, Microsoft will charge for security updates, although we don’t know how much yet. Likely a monthly subscription.

Picture this for the third option: You decide to face the storm without your umbrella or raincoat. Not the best idea, but hey, it’s a free world. If you stick with Windows 10 without updates, your tech could become vulnerable to problems, just like going out without the right gear in a storm. And guess what? There won’t be anyone to help if things go wrong.

So, we’re not in panic mode yet. We can see the storm coming in the next eighteen months (October 2025), so it’s prudent to start thinking about it now. It’s like checking the weather forecast before the storm hits.

Our advice? Consider upgrading to Windows 11 sooner rather than later. You’d be putting on the latest winter gear and you'll see improvements in how things run, making work smoother for your team.

We can help you stay warm and dry out there, so give us a call if you need some advice about a Windows upgrade.