Does your Windows still good? Did you know that Microsoft Windows support expires? When will my Windows expire?


Hello everyone! It’s P&T IT BROTHER. Today, we are going to talk about Microsoft Windows. For us, we started using Microsoft Windows since Windows 3.1 version. At that time, we had a heavy(but small..) Samsung laptop with Windows 3.1 version loaded. How does it look like compare to the latest Windows 10? It will be hard to believe, but it is actually very similar to Windows 10! It has a Windows start button, and very similar interface. Anyways, that was our first experience of Microsoft’s Windows product. We really liked it. Now, let’s get to the main topic. After a huge success of Windows XP, Microsoft released many operating systems like Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10, but Windows XP was came out really well, and people loved it, and still, there are people using Windows XP right now, but as time goes by, things changed. With an old and outdated Windows XP, it is too dangerous for even basic web browsing. It is very easy to get spyware, and other harmful apps. There are too many risks. In fact that there are lot of bad guys trying to steal personal information online.. Microsoft releases security updates for vulnerability, and other updates that catch software glitches. Without these updates, is it not safe to use computer because most of you are always connected to Internet. So, here we have information on Windows lifecycle: (Information from official Microsoft website)

Microsoft Windows End of Support

Microsoft Says: End of support refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. This is the time to make sure you have the latest available update or service pack installed. Without Microsoft support, you will no longer receive security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information

 Client operating systems  Latest update or service pack  End of mainstream support  End of extended support
Windows Vista  Service Pack 2 April 10, 2012 April 11, 2017
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 January 13, 2015 January 14, 2020
Windows 8  Windows 8.1 January 9, 2018 January 10, 2023
Windows 10 Version 1703 October 13, 2020 October 14, 2025

Microsoft Windows End of Sales

After the presented dates, you will not be able to purchase the Windows product from Microsoft. You may still get it from other sellers.

Client operating systems and updates Date of general availability Retail software end of sales* End of sales for PCs with Windows preinstalled
Windows Vista January 30, 2007 October 22, 2010 October 22, 2011
Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate October 22, 2009 October 31, 2013 October 31, 2014
Windows 7 Professional October 22, 2009 October 31, 2013 October 31, 2016
Windows 8 October 26, 2012 October 31, 2014 June 30, 2016
Windows 8.1 October 18, 2013 September 1, 2015 October 31, 2016
Windows 10 July 29, 2015 N/A N/A

Microsoft Updates and Service Packs

There are also Windows service packs. Here are the expiry dates for them 😀 😀 😀

Desktop operating systems Date of availability End of support
Windows Vista SP1 February 4, 2008 July 12, 2011
Windows Vista SP2 May 26, 2009 April 11, 2017
Windows 7 SP1 February 22, 2011 January 14, 2020
Windows 8.1 October 18, 2013 N/A
Windows 10 version 1507 July 29, 2015 May 9, 2017
Windows 10 version 1511 November 10, 2015 October 10, 2017
Windows 10 version 1607 August 2, 2016 Tentatively March 2018
Windows 10 version 1703 April 5, 2017 Tentatively September 2018


That’s it! Hope it was helpful for you. Now you know when your Windows will expire. Do not use expired Windows because it is not safe now days. There are too many bad people out there trying to steal your personal information. Or at least, consider to get a decent antivirus protection for your computer. If you liked this article, please follow us on SNS! We hope we can bring more great articles for the people in this world. Have a nice day!

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