Support and updates have stopped in Windows 8.1
- The American giant Microsoft is preparing to send notifications of the end of support to users of the Windows 8.1 operating system on January 10, 2023, and will begin sending via e-mail service next month, and this will be the first reminder of the imminent end of the Windows support cycle.
- According to The Verge, which specializes in modern technology news, the notifications will be similar to those Microsoft used in the past to tell Windows 7 users before stopping support for the operating system.
- Microsoft ended support for Windows 8 in 2016, but the version 8.1 will lose support starting next January 2023. Meanwhile, extended support for the Business Extended Security Update (ESU) will not be provided even for money, so users of this version will have to upgrade To a modern operating system such as Windows ten or eleven, or work on an old operating system at their own risk.
- After the release of Windows 8, aimed primarily at users of devices with touch screens, the company had to release an update that brought back the Start button and other familiar features, and in 2015, Microsoft finally released Windows 10, and the history of the eighth series of operating systems finally began in moving towards its logical conclusion.
- Support for Windows 8 stopped on January 12, 2016 and no longer receives security updates after that. So, if you're using Microsoft 365 on a Windows 8 PC that's configured for automatic updates, you won't receive updates for apps like Office programs, including features, security, and updates other quality.
Is there a solution for Windows 8.1 users?
- According to Microsoft, the vast majority of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices do not support Windows 11, so their users are advised to purchase Windows 10 as a suitable alternative, which will receive updates until October 14, 2025.