Microsoft to end Windows 8 security patches on January 12

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A few days ago we reported that Microsoft would be ending support for previous version of Internet Explorer tomorrow January 12th as it makes the move to its new, more advanced Edge browser. Well not only is Microsoft ending support for a few browsers, but also the Windows 8 OS, which will receive no more security patches from January 12th forward.

Now this should not be confused with version Windows 8.1, as the tech giant is still supporting that OS, but as the company views 8.1 as a service pack update to Windows 8, users either have the option to upgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, both of which are free to Windows 8 users. Both platforms provide significant updates when compared to Windows 8, and with these updates being offered for free there’s no reason anyone using Windows 8 should be left on this non-secure platform after tomorrow.

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