My friends, it’s been a great run—but Microsoft will stop selling Windows 10 on Tuesday, Jan. 31, one week from this article’s publication. The news isn’t necessarily shocking, since the company has been full-steam-ahead with Windows 11 since October 2021. However, it’s still a sad development. Windows 10 is the preferred OS for many PC users who still can’t stomach upgrading.
Of course, Windows 10 isn’t dead. Microsoft will continue to support both Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro until Oct. 14, 2025, giving plenty of us on PC an excuse to keep running the OS until then. If you already have Windows 10 running on your PC, you’re good to go. But if you’re going to build a PC, you’re going to need a new license to install the beloved OS. Here’s where you can get one.
Buy Windows 10 from Microsoft directly (while you can)
As of this article, Microsoft is still selling Windows 10 licenses on its website. You can buy Windows 10 Home for $139, and Windows 10 Pro for $199.99. If you want to buy a legitimate copy of Windows 10 before Microsoft’s end-of-month deadline, now’s the time to do it.
Come Feb. 1, though, you won’t have any luck making purchases on Microsoft’s site. So, where can you turn?
Brick and mortar stores
Just because Microsoft is no longer selling Windows 10 doesn’t mean every other store is pulling the plug. Look to established outlets like Best Buy, Staples, or OfficeDepot for copies of Windows 10. Depending on the store and inventory, you might find a digital download or a physical copy of the software.