Windows 8.1 will be Microsoft’s next “garden” name after 9 years of serving users.
Microsoft will begin sending notices to existing Windows 8.1 users about the end of support on January 10, 2023. These notices will be similar to those sent to Windows 7 users before Microsoft stopped supporting this operating system on January 14, 2020.
In 2016, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 8 version, the “departure” of version 8.1 in 2023 will be the end of the life cycle of the 8th generation Windows operating system.
From January 10, 2023, Microsoft will completely stop the program to update security patches for Windows 8.1, so individual users or business organizations are forced to upgrade the software if they still want to use it. Full service from Microsoft.
Windows 8 used to disappoint users when it removed the traditional desktop as well as the Start button. Windows 8.1 was released shortly after to bring the Start button back to users.
Undeniably, Windows 8 or 8.1 is a remarkable improvement in the restructuring of the interface, reshaping the design style of Microsoft. However, it was not until the version of Windows 10 (2015), that Microsoft really perfected when it still harmonized the novelty elements with the things that Windows loyalists love.
In fact, Windows 8.1 users will likely have to upgrade their hardware devices. The reason is, most devices running on Windows 8.1 platform do not meet the hardware requirements for today’s new versions.
In the event that users still decide to use Windows 8.1 after January 10, 2023, they will be at their own risk of security when not receiving updated patches.