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It’s time to say goodbye to Windows 8.1: technical support is officially ending

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Stopping Windows 7 updates wasn’t enough: as Microsoft has pointed out over the past few months Windows 8.1 is ending upon the expiration of technical and software support. Known for its Metro interface, the operating system was abandoned nine and a half years after its launch.

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After a few warnings, Windows 8.1 is coming to final shutdown and it doesn’t even like an ESU program, i.e. extended security updates: “As a reminder, support for Windows 8.1 will end on January 10, 2023, at which point technical assistance and software updates will no longer be available”Reminds Microsoft on their official page.

The company Redmond reminds users who are stuck with this iteration of the operating system that they are advised to switch to Windows 10, or possibly directly to Windows 11. avoid potential security issues: “If you have devices running Windows 8.1, we recommend that you upgrade them to a more recent, in-service, and supported version of Windows. If your devices do not meet the technical requirements to run a newer version of Windows, we recommend replacing your device with one that supports Windows 11.The US company explains.

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Considering that browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and (maybe) Mozilla Firefox are also going to abandon Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 these days, they will become outdated operating systemsIt’s part of computer history and nothing more.

Shifting our gaze to the present with Windows 11, recommended content will soon arrive in File Explorer.

Source: Every Eye

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