Windows 8.1 End of Life Schedule


Every Windows product has a life cycle. The life cycle begins when a product is released and ends when it's no longer supported. Knowing key dates in this life cycle helps you make informed decisions about when to update, upgrade or make other changes to your software. 

Windows 8.1 Mainstream support will end January 9, 2018

Windows 8.1 Extended support will end January 10, 2023

Microsoft Support Reference to determine: Which Windows operating system am I running?


Manhattan College ITS loads Windows 10 on all ITS supported compatible devices.

Next Steps

If you happen to have a computer with Windows  8.1  please upgrade your computer before January 9, 2018.  For instructions on upgrading to Windows 10 please review:  Upgrade to Windows 10: FAQ. Please  contact ITS for assistance.


Further details:  Microsoft Support Windows LifeCycle Fact Sheet.

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