End of Support Dates for Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP

Like most of the software products, Windows Operating system also has a lifecycle. It starts with beginning of the Operating System sale and ends when the Operating System is no more supported.


We have witnessed the end support of Windows 98, 2000 and Me. And, you might know that Windows XP is nearing its end of extended support period.

Check the table below showing the End of Mainstream and Extended support for Windows 8, 8.1, 7 , Vista and XP

Client operating systems
Latest update or service pack
End of mainstream support
End of extended support

Windows XP

Service Pack 3

April 14, 2009

April 8, 2014

Windows Vista

Service Pack 2

April 10, 2012

April 11, 2017

Windows 7 *

Service Pack 1

January 13, 2015

January 14, 2020

Windows 8

Windows 8.1

January 9, 2018

January 10, 2023


This information is taken from Microsoft.com, you may refer more details on  Windows lifecycle from Microsoft.

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