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RIP Windows 8.1

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Today marks the end of support for windows 8.1 by Microsoft, one of the least loved operating systems of all. :cry:
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It also marks the end of support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 in terms of Extended Security Updates, with the exception of Azure customers for Server 2008/2008 R2 which will get one more year of support.

Windows 8.1 was not eligible for ESU support, making this operating system the shortest life support cycle since Windows 9x/NT 4.0.

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Ehh, it was ok. I'll miss it being supported but it really just wasn't in tune with what desktop users needed. I never disliked it though.
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anonymous74 wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 3:31 am
Ehh, it was ok. I'll miss it being supported but it really just wasn't in tune with what desktop users needed. I never disliked it though.
The main thing is that it was the last Windows version before 10 and Windows-as-a-service.

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I've used 8.1 for one year before 10 premiered.
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God I still remember using the family computer that came with Windows 8.1. Its still one of my favourite operating systems to this day!
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I still use 8.1... and will until major issues come.
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For me Windows 8.1 is long after my "comfort" zone of Windows OS'es I grew up with so I don't have any larger affection towards it (and I detest the visual style :I), nevertheless it's nice to see that there are people who enjoy it. Rest in peace

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For me I have 8.1 installed on 1 of 4 partitions on a test rig.
I just keep it & visit it occasionally to remember what & how it ran for me.
FWIW I liked it when it was the latest but I have moved on to W10.

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mellongraig wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:32 am

Windows 8.1 was not eligible for ESU support
Same case with Windows Vista

As for Windows 8.1, I had it both as a Windows To Go installation (on a 500 GB HDD on USB enclosure) and as the main OS on a test PC

I liked its Metro UI and the full screen apps but haven't got to use it much :(

and Windows 10 had Tablet mode with similar functionalities

I use Windows 11 on my main PC and it's irritating that the OS doesn't have such thing (Metro / Tablet mode)

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RIP Windows 8.1&Windows 7
I use Windows 7 from 2017,and I won't uninstall it.
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ehh 8x was start of crapazolla tablet UI

won't be missed, just like 10 and 11

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gooooood wrote:
Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:39 am
RIP Windows 8.1&Windows 7
I use Windows 7 from 2017,and I won't uninstall it.
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just because my computer doesn't have enough memory to run Windows 10...
Although the supports of Windows 7 and 8.1 have been ended, the Windows Server 2008 and the R2 version have one more year's support if via the paid Extended Security Updates service.

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Sorry for bad English, but... it is will maybe possible to extend support of Windows 8 and 8.1 until 2026 by installing Windows Server 2012 (if Windows 8) and 2012 R2 (if Windows 8.1) updates (they will be ESU after October 2023), but it is only for x64 version, for x86 version of Windows 8 and 8.1 it is will maybe possible only until July 2023 by installing Windows Embedded 8 Standard (if Windows 8) and Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry (if Windows 8.1) updates, so Windows 8 and 8.1 is not dead.
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SONBTV wrote:
Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:38 pm
Sorry for bad English, but... it is will maybe possible to extend support of Windows 8 and 8.1 until 2026 by installing Windows Server 2012 (if Windows 8) and 2012 R2 (if Windows 8.1) updates (they will be ESU after October 2023), but it is only for x64 version, for x86 version of Windows 8 and 8.1 it is will maybe possible only until July 2023 by installing Windows Embedded 8 Standard (if Windows 8) and Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry (if Windows 8.1) updates, so Windows 8 and 8.1 is not dead.
Good point there. But how it'll be possible actually?
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Win8.1 was actually pretty fast and its design is kinda beautiful, but i understand why they discontinued it.

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I actually still have 8.1 on my old tablet, it can be upgraded to 10, but i’ll think i’ll never do it because Windows 10 is very inconsistent, and Windows 11 being a complete dumpster as i used it one time. Windows 8.1, you’ll be missed. :cry:
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RIP windows8.1,the metro apps it's my favorite.But 8.1 now the end.i was very sorry.because i never turn on the machine.

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KTRMAmbiance wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:27 pm

As for Windows 8.1, I had it both as a Windows To Go installation (on a 500 GB HDD on USB enclosure) and as the main OS on a test PC

I liked its Metro UI and the full screen apps but haven't got to use it much :(
Same here as I also have it installed on a Windows 2 Go, on a flash drive though.
It has rescued me a few times when I needed to convert a 4TB SSD to a GPT partition while inside the WSE2016 server.
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The Metro UI was effective for my use & having another desktop available in 8.1 was a bonus for my usage.

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FarmerCars789 wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:52 pm
SONBTV wrote:
Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:38 pm
Sorry for bad English, but... it is will maybe possible to extend support of Windows 8 and 8.1 until 2026 by installing Windows Server 2012 (if Windows 8) and 2012 R2 (if Windows 8.1) updates (they will be ESU after October 2023), but it is only for x64 version, for x86 version of Windows 8 and 8.1 it is will maybe possible only until July 2023 by installing Windows Embedded 8 Standard (if Windows 8) and Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry (if Windows 8.1) updates, so Windows 8 and 8.1 is not dead.
Good point there. But how it'll be possible actually?
Well, it is really possible to install Windows Server 2008 ESU updates on Vista and Windows Server 2012 updates for Windows 8, so I think that it will be possible to install Windows Embedded POSReady 7 ESU updates on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012 R2 updates on Windows 8.1
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SONBTV wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:45 am
FarmerCars789 wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:52 pm

Good point there. But how it'll be possible actually?
Well, it is really possible to install Windows Server 2008 ESU updates on Vista and Windows Server 2012 updates for Windows 8, so I think that it will be possible to install Windows Embedded POSReady 7 ESU updates on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012 R2 updates on Windows 8.1
No offense intended, but did you mean by Embedded 8 instead of POSReady 7?
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ActivateYourTech wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:01 am
SONBTV wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:45 am

Well, it is really possible to install Windows Server 2008 ESU updates on Vista and Windows Server 2012 updates for Windows 8, so I think that it will be possible to install Windows Embedded POSReady 7 ESU updates on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2012 R2 updates on Windows 8.1
No offense intended, but did you mean by Embedded 8 instead of POSReady 7?
No, I said that:
so I think that it will be possible to install Windows Embedded POSReady 7 ESU updates on Windows 7
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SONBTV wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:18 am
ActivateYourTech wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:01 am


No offense intended, but did you mean by Embedded 8 instead of POSReady 7?
No, I said that:
so I think that it will be possible to install Windows Embedded POSReady 7 ESU updates on Windows 7
Oh, sorry, I read it wrong.
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