Windows 8 And Internet Explorer 8, 9, And 10 Are No Longer Supported, Upgrade Now

Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 Are No Longer Supported, Upgrade Now

It's the end of the line for Windows 8.0 and Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10. With Microsoft pulling support on them today, it's upgrade-or-get-hacked time. If you haven't updated Windows to 8.1 or upgraded entirely to Windows 10 yet, you're not alone. Computerworld estimates that 48 million machines were running Windows 8 in December 2015 (1 in 5 devices are using Windows 8 instead of 8.1). It is time to let go, though.

End of support for Windows 8 and IE means there will be no more security patches or technical support. IE 11 will, however, continue to be supported, and Microsoft recommends first upgrading to IE 11 before removing IE 8, 9, or 10. Windows 8.1 , which came out more than two years ago, will continue to be supported until 10 January 2023.

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Comments

    Wow - W8 no longer supported. - I guess that's pretty close to an apology.

      @Jackson

      Its not uncommon, Windows 8.1 (free update) is still supported, its just the not updated Windows 8.

      Same thing happened with XP, Vista, 7 etc, if you had only SP1 and not SP3 your support ran out ealier

      Surprised me too. I know 8.1 was a major update, but it seems harsh to withdraw support for an OS that was only released in 2012.

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