Microsoft will no longer fix or improve Windows 8

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Today marked the end of Microsoft’s mainstream support for its Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems. This doesn’t mean Windows 8 and 8.1 are as dead as Windows XP just yet as users running Windows 8 or 8.1 will continue to receive security updates until January 10th 2023.

Of course, Windows 10 is still much better than Windows 8 and 8.1 in terms of features, usability, and security so if you really want the best operating system that Windows can offer it’d still be best to update to Windows 10, even if your Windows 8 operating system is still receiving security updates.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system (OS) marks a major turning point for the company. Microsoft hopes to make a fresh start and move on from the much-maligned Windows 8. There are a whole raft of major changes and minor tweaks in Windows 10, all designed to make the experience feel more complete - whether you are using it on a computer, tablet, or phone.

If you’re hesitant to update to Windows 10 due to the high price tag you should know that there are work arounds. Click here to learn how to get Windows 10 for free.

Do you still use Windows 8? Tell us why you haven’t already updated to Windows 10 in the comments below.

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