Microsoft Support Lifecycle updates for Windows 8

Once a product is released, it sets in motion a support lifecycle. For Microsoft products this is a minimum of 5 years mainstream support, where Microsoft will offer upgrades to the product itself, and then a further minimum 5 years of extended support from the products general availability, which will still provide security and reliability patches.

There’s a little more to it than that, and if you wish to know exactly how a products lifecycle is worked out, then please visit Microsofts frequently asked support lifecycle questions. But we’re going to give you the key dates for Windows 8.

Microsoft’s Windows 8, released in October 2012, reached the end of it’s mainstream support in January 2018. It is scheduled to reach the end of extended support on 10th January 2023.

For more information about keeping your software up to date, and your business safer from cyber attacks, please feel free to contact one of our team.

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  • October 2012

    Microsoft’s Windows 8 released

  • January 2018

    Windows 8 reached the end of it’s mainstream support

    January 2018

  • 10th January 2023

    Windows 8 is scheduled to reach the end of extended support