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ZDNet: Windows 8 Users to Lose Windows Updates without 8.1 Service Pack


windows8Windows 8 users lose access to Windows Updates after Tuesday. But Windows 8 was released in October 2012 and the support life cycle for a Microsoft Operating System (OS) version is 10 years! The reason: Microsoft considers Windows 8.1 as a service pack to Windows 8 and once 2 years’ installation grace expires, the OS is no longer eligible for updates and security features.  The easy fix? Upgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

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. For more information go to Microsoft Support Lifecycle.”

 

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