Microsoft Will Start Notifying The End Of Support For Windows 8.1 Next Month

The company released this update of the operating system in 2013 and presented new features to improve the user experience.

Microsoft is preparing to remind users of the Windows 8.1 version that support will end on January 10, 2023, with notifications beginning next month. The company released this update to the operating system in October 2013, which featured numerous new features aimed at creating user experiences both in the workplace and in the personal and that could be downloaded for free.

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Specifically, Windows 8 ended mainstream support on January 9, 2018, so customers using this version had until January 12, 2016 to migrate to Windows 8.1 and continue to use this version as part of an upgrade program. extended security. Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that support for this operating system version will end on January 10, 2023, as it will stop providing technical support and software updates.


The discontinuation of that support does not mean that the update will stop working, but after that date, Windows 8.1 will stop receiving security updates, which can increase users' exposure to cyberattacks and other risks.

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As reported by The Verge, Microsoft will begin to notify users of the end of Windows 8.1 starting next month, through a notification system similar to the one it implemented in 2019 with the closure of Windows 7.

That is when users will have to choose whether to upgrade their operating system or, directly, buy another computer or laptop, since many of these devices do not support the latest version of the tech giant's operating system, Windows 11.

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