Princeton, NJ – January 14, 2016 – Microsoft Windows 8 End of Life Reached.
As of Tuesday, 01/12/16 Microsoft will no longer release bug fixes, enhancements or security patches for Windows 8 and IE (Internet Explorer) versions 8, 9, and 10. Microsoft recommends users of those products to advance to the latest version of Windows (Win 10), which includes a new built-in browser replacing Internet Explorer, named Microsoft Edge. Users of Windows 8 should immediately upgrade to version 8.1, which will continue to receive Extended Support through January 10, 2023.
For those that do not wish to upgrade to Windows 10 but have already upgraded to 8.1, it’s recommended to verify the version of Internet Explorer installed is IE 11 or greater. Internet Explorer 11 will continue to receive bug fixes, security updates, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 until further notice.