Windows lifecycle fact sheet Last updated: October 2015

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    Windows lifecycle fact sheet
    Last updated: October 2015
    Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it’s no longer supported. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software.
    latest available update or service packinstalled. 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. For more information go toMicrosoft Support Lifecycle.
    Client operating systems
    Latest update or service pack
    End of mainstream support End of extended support

    Windows XP
    Service Pack 3
    14 April 2009
    8 April 2014

    Windows Vista
    Service Pack 2
    10 April 2012
    11 April 2017

    Windows 7 *
    Service Pack 1
    13 January 2015
    14 January 2020

    Windows 8
    Windows 8.1
    9 January 2018
    10 January 2023

    Windows 10, released in July 2015 **
    N/A
    13 October 2020
    14 October 2025
     
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