Windows 8

Windows 8 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

This applies to the following editions: Enterprise, Enterprise N, N, Pro with Media Center, Professional, Professional N, SL


Support for this product has ended. Customers must update to Windows 8.1 in order to remain supported. Go here for Lifecycle dates.

Support dates are shown in the Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Redmond, WA, USA.

Support Dates

Listing Start Date Mainstream End Date Extended End Date
Windows 8 2012-10-30T00:00:00.000-08:00 2016-01-12T22:59:59.999-08:00


  • Enterprise
  • Enterprise N
  • N
  • Pro with Media Center
  • Professional
  • Professional N
  • SL