Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

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


As a reminder, Windows 8.1 will reach the end of support on January 10, 2023. After this date, this product will no longer receive security updates, non-security updates, bug fixes, technical support, or online technical content updates. If devices do not meet the technical requirements to run a more current release of Windows, Microsoft recommends replacing the device with one that supports Windows 11. Please go here for detailed information.

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 8.1 2013-11-13T00:00:00.000-08:00 2018-01-09T22:59:59.999-08:00 2023-01-10T22:59:59.999-08:00


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