When will Microsoft end support for your version of Windows or Office?

Microsoft has a well-established support lifecycle for its software products. It’s basically an agreement that the company makes with everyone who purchases a license to use its core products, Windows (desktop and server) and Office.

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HOW THE SUPPORT LIFECYCLE WORKS

For all versions of Windows and Office, Microsoft provides at least five years of mainstream support, followed by another five years of extended support. These lifecycles apply equally to business and home versions of Windows and Office. Service packs have separate end-of-support dates. For example, you must install Service Pack 1 to qualify for support for Windows 7. There’s an exhaustive FAQ if you want to dig deeper into this stuff.

Windows 10

  • Mainstream support ends: October 13, 2020
  • Extended support ends: October 14, 2025

Windows 8/8.1 

  • Mainstream support ends: January 9, 2018
  • Extended support ends: January 10, 2023

Windows 7

  • Mainstream support ends: No longer supported
  • Extended support ends: January 14, 2020

 

Office 2016 

  • Mainstream support ends: October 13, 2020
  • Extended support ends: October 14, 2025

Office 2013 

  • Mainstream support ends: April 10, 2018
  • Extended support ends: April 11, 2023

Office 2010

  • Mainstream support ends: No longer supported
  • Extended support ends: October 13, 2020.
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2 thoughts on “When will Microsoft end support for your version of Windows or Office?

  1. hi, do you still have something to do with modified windows editions ? i have made some for myself with ntlite (bought the license, but after 1 year feature cut off, and now the 16299 builds are very restricted with my licence)
    i am linux user, but need to dualboot for some stuff, so this why i still want to make or use a lite windows edition without all the spying and bloatware.

    just want to ask if you can recommend me something

    thanks

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    1. Hey, you could use MSGM Toolkit instead, it doesn’t have a fancy GUI but it has basically the same functions to integrate or remove functions.

      I’m already working on an Redstone 4 slimdown guide.

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