Microsoft urges users of Windows 8.1 to upgrade before support expires

After a few months, Microsoft will stop providing support for Windows 8.1.

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After a few months, Microsoft will stop providing support for Windows 8.1. The Microsoft has already stated that as of January 10, 2023, users of this Windows version would no longer be able to receive updates for it. The software giant has reportedly begun reminding current Windows 8.1 customers to do the same, according to a story by The Verge.

After January 10, “if you’re running Microsoft 365, you’ll no longer receive updates for the Office apps; this includes features, security, and other quality updates. In order to continue to receive Microsoft 365 product updates, we recommend upgrading Windows 8 or 8.1 to a supported operating system,” the tech giant said on its support page.

Are you using Windows 8.1? What you can do is as follows

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After a few months, Microsoft will stop providing support for Windows 8.1. The Microsoft has already stated that as of January 10, 2023, users of this Windows version would no longer be able to receive updates for it. The software giant has reportedly begun reminding current Windows 8.1 customers to do the same, according to a story by The Verge.

You may easily upgrade to Windows 10 if your computer is running an outdated version of Windows. Windows 11 has also been revealed by Microsoft. However, it’s unlikely that the majority of Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 computers will fulfil the hardware requirements for upgrading to Windows 11.

You must utilise the Windows 10 operating system if your computer doesn’t fulfil the specifications for the most recent version. Remember that Windows 10 will only receive support through 2025. According to Microsoft’s official website, the licence for Windows 10 is no longer free; instead, one must pay Rs 10,379 for it. If one feels that their computer needs to be replaced by a new one, they may also want to think about purchasing a new Windows 11-compatible PC.