- Microsoft keeps adding features to Windows 10 despite support ending in October 2025.
- Recently added features include the Windows Backup app and File Explorer Start backup option.
- Also, the Start menu is getting “System” labels, account badges, and new settings.
Although Microsoft has shifted the development priority to Windows 11, the good old Windows 10 is still getting some features, but not as significant as anyone would expect.
For example, during the August 2023 update, Windows 10 received the new “Windows Backup” app, a solution to back up your files, settings, credentials, and applications to your OneDrive account.
The new backup addition is also accompanied by a new “Start backup” button that appears in the “Home” tab of File Explorer for easier access to the application.
As part of the November 2023 update, the Start menu now shows the “System” label for apps, extensions, and other components that the company considers essential for the operation of Windows 10. However, the Settings app appears not to be getting a “System Components” page like on Windows 11.
In addition, in the September 2023 update, the development team rolled out badge notifications for Microsoft account-related information in the Start menu. The badge notifications will primarily communicate to users to back up their data to the cloud and add more details to keep their accounts more secure.
Furthermore, it’s possible to control these notifications from Settings > Personalization > Start and turn on or off the “Show account-related notifications. When off, required notifications are still shown” toggle switch.
Microsoft is also expected to release version 23H2 for Windows 10, probably before the end of the year. However, the update will be a minor release with fixes and a few improvements and nothing significant. The update will also change the version number to 23H2 and expand the support for another 24 months for the Home and Pro editions.
It’s important to note that the end of life of Windows 10 is set for October 25, 2025. Although we are still many months away, it’s recommended to upgrade to Windows 11 on systems that meet the minimum requirements to maintain support and access to the new innovations, including those coming with version 23H2.