Microsoft Ends Security Updates, Technical Support for Windows 7 and 8.1

January 13, 2023

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Microsoft officially ended support for its Windows 7 and 8.1 on January 10, 2023


Upgrade from Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1

To maintain the reliability and stability of Microsoft 365, Microsoft strongly recommend to take advantage of the latest hardware capabilities by moving to a new PC with Windows 11. PCs have changed substantially since Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 were first released. Today’s computers are faster, more powerful, and sleeker—plus they come with Windows 11 already installed.

Most Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 devices will not meet the hardware requirements for upgrading to Windows 11, as an alternative, compatible PCs can be upgraded to Windows 10 by purchasing and installing a full version of the software. Before investing in a Windows 10 upgrade, please consider that Windows 10 will reach its end of support date on October 14, 2025.


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