Windows Operating System Expiration

We’ve gotten a few questions on this asking which versions expire when. I believe some support for Windows Visa was extended recently. If you’re still using Windows XP, it’s no longer secure and at risk and it’s time to upgrade to a newer system. At this point we highly recommend that.

Here’s the expiration dates from Microsoft:

End of support

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 .

Windows XP
Service Pack 3
April 14, 2009
April 8, 2014

Windows Vista
Service Pack 2
April 10, 2012
April 11, 2017
Windows 7 *
Service Pack 1
January 13, 2015
January 14, 2020

Windows 8
Windows 8.1
January 9, 2018
January 10, 2023

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