Multymeter.com- Microsoft on Tuesday (10/01/2023) has implemented a policy of ending security and technical support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. With the termination of support from Microsoft, users will no longer get all security features in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
Even though most Windows 7 user devices are said to be ineligible to upgrade to Windows 11. However, Microsoft says users have the option to switch to using Windows 10. But this option will only last three years, because Microsoft also on October 14 2025 will stop support security on Windows 10.
The register noted the end of support including Extended Security Update (ESU) on Windows 8 systems. Although most other support ended two years ago or January 2020.
Such programs will also not be extended to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, Microsoft said.
In addition, Microsoft’s version 109 of Edge and WebView 2 Runtime so last supports Windows 7,8 and 8.1. Both will still be able to run the operating system but will receive no new features, security updates or bug fixes.
Microsoft asks for users to be able to use the latest version of Windows. Including for changing to the latest PC running Windows 11.
Microsoft recommends that device users running Windows 8.1 be immediately updated to the latest Windows in support and services. And immediately replace devices that do not meet the technical requirements to run newer Windows, namely being able to run Windows 11.
PCs have substantially changed since Windows 7 was first released 10 years ago, in 2012. Today computers are faster, more powerful and leaner, plus Windows 11 is installed on the latest versions of PCs.***