Microsoft to stop supporting Windows 8.1 OS starting Jan. 10

Microsoft to stop supporting Windows 8.1 OS starting Jan. 10

MOSCOW – Microsoft Corporation on Jan. 10, 2023 will officially stop supporting the operating system (OS) Windows 8.1, according to the company’s announcement on its blog.

After Jan. 10, users of the system will not be provided with technical assistance for any reason, software updates and security systems will also be unavailable. Nevertheless, the computer running this operating system will continue to work, however, there will be no further updates. In this regard, the corporation recommends upgrading to a version of the operating system that is still supported, for example, Windows 11.

Also starting Jan. 10, users will no longer be able to purchase and install applications and games from Microsoft Store on their computers with Windows 8.1. Up until the due date, the users had such an opportunity.

The latest version of the browser to support Windows 8.1 will be Microsoft Edge version 109, which is scheduled for release sometime after Jan. 12.

Microsoft introduced the Windows 8.1 operating system in 2013. This system is intended mostly for touchscreen PCs. It also supports classic computers. (TASS)

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