Microsoft announces to stop Windows 8.1 support, this is the last date to use

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Microsoft Windows 8.1: Microsoft is working to shut down Windows 8.1, and is preparing to send reminders to users for it. According to Microsoft, the company will discontinue the version of Windows by January 10, 2023. By next month, Microsoft will start rolling out notifications for existing Windows 8.1 users to support the cutoff. The notifications coming from the company will be the same as those issued during the remaining updates of Windows 7, which users got from the company for end-of-support.

Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 8 in 2016, while Windows 8.1 was still running at that time. Now the company has decided to completely stop support till January.

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In addition to the discontinuation, Microsoft will also no longer offer an extended security update for Windows 8.1 after January—which means no additional security patches will have to be paid for.

Be aware that many Windows 8.1 machines will not be able to support the latest Windows 11. Microsoft said – the reason for this is the restriction of the CPU.

Users decide whether to upgrade or buy a new PC…
This means that the only update that will support Windows 8.1 will be Windows 10, which will be the only upgrade option for users, so that users can protect their machines from any malware. This means that Windows 8.1 users will now have to decide whether to upgrade their operating system or buy a new PC.

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Information has been received about Windows 10 that it will continue to work and support till 14 October 2025. Let us tell you that Microsoft has released a list of FAQs on its website, in which many questions were addressed about people’s change. There is also this detail in it, what will happen if you continue to use Windows 8.1 after January 2023.

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