Windows 8.1 Reaches End Of Life

windows 8 logoWindows 7 reached end of life many years ago as did Windows 8.0. Windows 8.1 has now officially reached end of life, meaning if you’re running a Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 machine, you’re putting yourself at risk for security problems as Microsoft will not be releasing patches for those operating systems.

For the record, Windows 10 is officially supported until October 2025. While Windows 11 is the latest version of Windows, we still recommend running Windows 10 for now unless there is a critical business need to switch.

On the server side of things, Windows Server 2012 will be reaching end-of-life later this year so you’ll want to make sure you have plans in-place to start phasing out and/or replacing those servers. Windows Server 2008 reached end of life many moons ago.

When an operating system goes “End Of Life,” it means that no more security patches are going to be released for the operating system. Contact us today to discuss how that will affect your security or your compliance.

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