A TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0
  • Microsoft is ending support for its Windows 10 operating system in October 2025.

  • Many may opt for Windows 11 OS since it will include Copilot, Microsoft’s AI-powered assistant.

  • 240 million Windows 10 PCs may be retired in lieu of PCs with Windows 11 OS compatibility.

  • In this post, we’ll explain if there will be extended support for Windows 10 OS and how to sustainably recycle your e-waste in 3 easy steps.

Microsoft has announced that they are ending all support for its Windows 10 OS by October 2025. Windows 11 is also having compatibility updates. It will not be unable to run for 32-bit computers and will require a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) security chip. PC Mag describes a TPM as a chip that contains a cryptographic key that can do a variety of things from locking the computer to prevent from hackers to using advanced functions in email clients.

A TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0
A TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0

Extended support for Windows 10 will be available for another 3 years after its support cutoff in October 2025.

The idea of an AI-powered OS might sound cool, but it also means that 240 million Windows 10 PCs may be incorrectly disposed of rather than recycled.

The solution to this growing e-waste problem is e-waste recycling. According to Inc., There are valuable materials such as an estimated $344 million in gold, $46 million in silver and $10 million in copper that are improperly disposed of every year from smartphones alone. Yet, a report from the UN E-Waste Coalition indicated that only 20% of 50 million yearly tons of e-waste is recycled properly.

Recycling your e-waste with AIT Electronics Recycling is as simple as 3 easy steps:

  1. Contact us & fill out our form
  2. Receive/Approve your quote
  3. Schedule a date for recycling pickup & your e-waste will be recycled!


AIT provides full lifecycle e-waste recycling services including:


  • E-waste Pickups, Drop-Offs and Mail-Ins with Scheduled Subscriptions Services by Request

  • Data Destruction Compliant with NIST 800-80 and NAID Data Destruction Procedures

  • ITAD Management Including an In-House ITAD Team and Customer Support

  • Asset Management Including Tracking Devices and Ensuring a Full Chain of Custody

  • Certificate of Destruction and Certificate of Recycling issued upon completion of every e-waste recycling request.

  • E-Waste Recycling Report Displaying A Breakdown of All Recycled Materials By Type and your Sustainability Snapshot (Total Weight of E-Waste Recycled.)

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