Microsoft ends support for Windows 8

Jan

14

2016

It announced Microsoft ending support for Windows OS 8, ​​and noted that it should be the users of the system upgrade to the latest version 8.1 or 10 to ensure continued access to security updates.

The company has pointed to the end of support on Monday January 12, 2016, which puts the user in front of two options either to stay with the system without the security updates causing an increase of piracy attacks or to update to a newer version of the system.

It should be noted by Microsoft’s launch of Windows 8 operating system three years ago, and is a Windows system 8 an exception to the policy support model for the life of any product from Microsoft, which extends for a period of 10 years of support and the provision of security reforms after the date of the initial launch of the product.

This is because Microsoft believes that Windows 8.1 system that has releasing one year after the launch of Windows 8 is a service package rather than a whole new operation system.

And it will get users who have upgraded to Windows version 8.1 to support until the date of January 10, 2023, while users who are upgrading to the Windows version to support 10 until the date of October 13, 2025 gets.

Microsoft is working hard to pay for the latest version of the Windows 10 operating system, recently it pointed out that the system works on the 200 million device.

The company aims to reach No. billion devices powered by Windows 10 system advanced level in the coming years, will require overcoming the inertia of users and the reluctance of companies to convert to the newer system.

Information indicates that Windows 8 system is still operating at a rate of 2 or 3 percent of personal computers, or implying that he was still working on about 30 million or 40 million units.

It should be noted the company to end support for Windows XP operating dated April 2014, and the figures indicate continued occupation of the system to 10 percent of desktop computers connected to the Internet so far.

Steps and pay Microsoft to end support for earlier versions to force users and encourage them to leave the old systems and get the latest version of the system.

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