Windows 11 is released not so long time ago and you might get confused whether you must upgrade from Windows 10. With all the news and posts about what’s new, you have choice to not upgrade.
When you must upgrade to Windows 11
You can upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 any time. You can postpone or reject Windows 10 from upgrading to Windows 11 conveniently if you wish to keep using Windows 10.
Windows 10 will keep receiving security updates until October 14, 2025. After that date, your Windows 10 PC will be vulnerable to threats like virus or malware, and you have no choice but to upgrade to Windows 11 if you don’t want to risk anything on your PC.
What to do if you can’t upgrade to Windows 11
Unfortunately, not everyone can upgrade to Windows 11. There are requirements to upgrade to Windows 11, and one of them is TPM 2.0. If you use old PC or laptop, you might not be able to upgrade to Windows 11.
At this point, it’s still fine to keep using Windows 10 until Microsoft ends its security support. After that, you would have to upgrade your hardware that meets the requirement to eventually upgrade to Windows 11.
How to be safe if you want to keep using Windows 10
If you are stuck with your current hardware specifications and not able to upgrade even after the support update expiry, there are some ways you can make your PC safer, although it still risks you since you no longer receive security updates.
- Don’t open sketchy websites.
- Keep using antivirus or anti-malware program. Don’t turn off any antivirus program, including Windows Defender.
- Always ensure all programs or apps are app-to-date.
- Always backup regularly.
There are more things you must do to make sure your PC is safe when you want to keep using Windows 10 without security updates. Personally, I wouldn’t do so because the effort to keep your PC safe isn’t worth the time and money to buy a PC that supports Windows 11.