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Windows 11 support End of Date


Windows 11 has been announced. 

End of support date is "unannounced".

  • (Estimated) 2-3 years of support for each version after annual release?
  • The official information is not yet available.
    Please note that this is speculation.

Official Information (Microsoft Official Information)

Microsoft official information can be found by doing a lifecycle search "search on Windows 11" from the following URL 

Search Product and Services Lifecycle Information - Microsoft Lifecycle | Microsoft Docs

No hits from the above URL in the search for Windows 11.
Therefore, the end of support date for Windows 11 is not yet announced.
It is assumed that there will be different versions (annual releases) of Windows 11.
The end-of-support date is expected to be determined for each annual release.

Windows 11 Lifecycle

Windows 10 is defined with a modern-like cycle policy.

The end of support date is defined for each biannual release.
By the way, in Windows 10.

  • Two releases per year
  • After each release, it is supported for 2 years

That's about it.

This is just based on current information and expectations, but Windows 11 will have

  • will be released once a year
  • 2-3 years of support will be provided for each release

Personally, I expect that the support period will be longer than 2 years (24 months).
For example, the common "support the latest plus the last 2 versions" would be 3 years. I expect it to be supported for 3 years (36 months).

Traditionally, the Windows OS has had a 5-year "mainstream support" and a 5-year "extended support" support period, but I don't think this will return with Windows 11.
I would like to be able to use it for a long time, but I think I will have to consider implementing updates for each annual release.