Daily Archives: June 25, 2022

  • Windows 8.1 is getting close to the finish line

    I know there are a fair amount of Askwoody readership that are still using Windows 8.1. Microsoft will be including a nag notification soon to indicate that the end of life for Windows 8.1 will be January 10, 2023.

    Now just a reminder, your computer will still work. It just won’t receive security updates. You’ll need to ensure that your antivirus will continue to get dat files, and that browsers are supported. I don’t see Chrome posting any drop dead date at this time. Remember Windows 7 has a drop dead support date for Chrome as of January 15, 2023.

    They are not planning to offer extended support packages for Windows 8.1.

    I will have to investigate if 0patch is going to continue to update after 8.1 drops out of support.

    Bottom line, if you LOVE Windows 8.1, start planning now.