Solved is it true Microsoft No more updates for Windows 8 ????????

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May 22, 2019 at 01:28:40
Specs: windows 8, 2.793 GHz / 4 gig
Today -I received windows update for windows 8 - but with one of these updates came a message-
You need to Install either windows 8.1 or 10 -to keep receiving updates - windows 8 is No longer updated.
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Is this true ??



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#1
May 22, 2019 at 02:15:19
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Yes, it is true. You can find details of lifecycles here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb...

Windows 8.1 is still updated for customers who pay for extended support, but otherwise the most sensible action is to update to Windows 10. Unfortunately you have missed the period when this update was free (although a Google search may reveal workarounds).

Your Windows 8 still works, but it will receive no further improvements and may be open to security vulnerabilities.


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#2
May 22, 2019 at 03:47:11
Thank you.
I sometimes find that students version of a windows version is free.
How ever do you know what the difference in size in data windows 10 compared to windows 8 is ?



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May 22, 2019 at 09:53:21
Why didn't you update 8.0 to 8.1 several years ago when it was 1st made available?

"Microsoft stopped providing support and updates for Windows 8 RTM on January 12, 2016, per Microsoft lifecycle policies regarding service packs, Windows 8.1 must be installed to maintain support and receive further updates."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windo...

"Windows 8.1 was made available as a free upgrade for retail copies of Windows 8 and Windows RT users via the Windows Store." (in 2013)
https://www.windowscentral.com/wind...

Win 8.1 should have then been updated again in 2014.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windo...

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#4
May 23, 2019 at 16:04:26
This might help (can't vouch for it personally):
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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