Microsoft has revealed the cost users will pay for staying secure on Windows 10 after its end-of-support on October 14, 2025: $61 per device for the first year — and it will only go up. That price will double every year for three years. Further, as Microsoft said, “If you decide to jump into the program in Year Two, you’ll have to pay for Year One too, as ESUs are cumulative.” Microsoft recently made the announcement regarding pricing of Windows 10 Extended Security Updates (ESU) on its blog.

ESUs allow you to receive critical and/or important security updates for Windows 10 PCs when you need extra time to move to Windows 11. Lacking such coverage not only puts your organization at greater risk but may also impact your insurance coverage and compliance with any applicable industry or regulatory standards.

We recommend law firms begin planning their move to Windows 11 as soon as possible. If you need assistance planning or conducting your upgrade, contact an Innovative Account Executive at 1-800-541-0450 or [email protected].