Windows Operating Systems
If you are using any of the Microsoft software products, then it is advisable to understand the lifecycle of the product. This will help you to make upgrades to the newer versions of the product as an when the support phase for the current version ends. In this post, we will take you through the lifecycle of some of the popular Microsoft products.
The support cycle of Windows XP operating system has already ended. This operating system had been under the extended support cycle, which ended on April 14, this year. If you are still running this operating system on your computer, it is high time that you installed any of the newer operating systems from Microsoft.
According to Windows Vista help center, the mainstream support for the operating system had already ended by April 10, 2012. The end of extended support of the operating system is April 11, 2017, as per Windows Vista help blogs.
Windows 7, which has been one of the favorite operating systems of all times, is nearing to the end of mainstream support. This operating system would be under mainstream support until January 15, 2015, which is hardly two months away. Now, if you are running this operating system, you need not worry even after the end of mainstream support. This is because Microsoft would still be providing support for the operating system under its extended support phase. The software giant would be releasing security patches and updates for the operating system. The last date for the end of extended support is January 14, 2020.
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Windows 8 is the latest operating system from Microsoft and the company has released an update for it called Windows 8.1. Mainstream support for the operating system ends only on January 9, 2018. The last date for the extended support is January 10, 2023.
Now, with the end of support dates in mind, you can upgrade your operating system before it enters the unsupported period. Keep in mind that it is too dangerous to run an operating system that is not supported by its developer. This is because the operating system will no longer be receiving software updates or security updates. With the lack of security updates, chances are high that the operating system comes under numerous threats and attacks. For further assistance or queries on this issue, you may contact our technical support team.
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