…once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device…
A big question for any tech in regards to Windows 10 is how long Microsoft will support it with patches and updates. Generally Microsoft supports operating systems for 10 years and they specifically layout the support policy here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/lifecycle . Until now it has been simple to check the website to know how long an OS will be supported so that you can make plans for the future. If you’re on Windows 8.1 you can see that support runs through January 10, 2023.
With Windows moving to version 10 and a continuous upgrade cycle a very real question is how long will PC’s be supported under this new paradigm. Sadly Microsoft has left us with a very fuzzy idea of what the support length will be. What does, “supported lifetime of device…”, mean? Does this mean devices will essentially be supported forever, or on the other hand is it possible a company like Lenovo could literally request Microsoft stop supporting it’s older systems simply in order to force people to buy new ones?
At this point we simply do not know how long Windows 10 is planned to be supported for. Frankly for most people this won’t matter, but it could end up being an issue.