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Windows 8.1 support will end on January 10, 2023

As a reminder, Windows 8.1 will reach end of support on January 10, 2023, at which point technical assistance and software updates will no longer be provided. If you have devices running Windows 8.1, we recommend upgrading them to a more current, in-service, and supported Windows release. If devices do not meet the technical requirements to run a more current release of Windows, we recommend that you replace the device with one that supports Windows 11.

Microsoft will not be offering an Extended Security Update (ESU) program for Windows 8.1. Continuing to use Windows 8.1 after January 10, 2023 may increase an organization’s exposure to security risks or impact its ability to meet compliance obligations.

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erpster4

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The nag message is full screen.

yup - as recently reported by BleepingComputer


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disabling the EOL nags on 8.1:

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-A5306
    CPU
    AMD Quad-Core A6-5200M Accelerated Processor
    Memory
    4 GB

Jody Thornton

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Oh great ! But, uh Server 2012 R2 is still supported so you can't really obtain ESU Updates ( At least, for now ) ?

Tried Server 2012 R2 update on my Windows 8.1 VM, installed flawlessly.
Correct. Server 2012 and 2012 R2 exit support as of October 2023, so ESU updates would commence for both in November of 2023.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 x64 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP xw8600 Workstation
    CPU
    Two Intel Xeon Core2 Quad 3.2 GHz Processors
    Motherboard
    Proprietary
    Memory
    16 GB DDR2 800 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia Quadro FX 3800 PCI-E
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" 4x3 Flat Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    Two Seagate Cheetah 300 GB SAS Disks
    PSU
    Proprietary
    Case
    HP xw8600 Workstation Case
    Cooling
    Two CPU Fans and a Larger Case Fan
    Keyboard
    PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    7 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox ESR 91
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Two LSI 3000 SAS Adapters

TechnoMage

Active Member
Power User
Nags? Hassle? Unfriendly reminders? WHY!
Get smart, just go to GRC.com and download and run "Never 10"

First time you run it, you'll see.....
10 Enabled.jpg


Once it's been run, you'll see....

10 disabled.jpg


it's just that easy....no more nags, pupups, or hassles. Like they say in N.Y. "Forgetaboutit".

While at Steve Gibson's website, you can download several other little programs to help secure Windows.

Just a tip from an old salt.

TM :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer X-1200
    CPU
    AMD 2 Core
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    Crucial, 4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 9200
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 500GB
    PSU
    Acer
    Case
    SFF Slimline
    Keyboard
    emachines 101 key
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64

Teeotsa

Member
"Never 10"
Isn't "Never 10" useless these days ? There are no more forced upgrades to Windows 10 ?

And best way to never experience any nags / popups is not to update your system or just utilize some scripts .
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Professional x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5 3470
    Motherboard
    ASRock B75 Pro3-M
    Memory
    HyperX Fury DDR3 2x4GB 1866MHz + 2x2GB Samsung Sticks
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 560 TI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Kingston A400 240GB
    1TB SEAGATE HDD
    Internet Speed
    10 Mb/s | 2Mb/s
    Browser
    Google Chrome 96, Internet Explorer 11, Firefox 80
    Antivirus
    No third-party Antivirus software is installed on my system.
    Other Info
    I don't update my installation of Windows. I find it unnecessary.
    Also, i've disabled Windows Defender and Windows Firewall because i don't need them!😂

Bree

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Can ESU updates even be obtained from MS Update Catalog ?
Probably not. None of the Windows 7 ESU update are available there, not publicly anyway.

Apparently the procedure for Windows 7 was that you had to install the E.xtended Security Updates (ESU) Licensing Preparation Package, then enter your purchased ESU MAK key. Only then would you have access to the ESU updates through Windows Update or the Catalog.

 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hyper-V

Teeotsa

Member
Probably not. None of the Windows 7 ESU update are available there, not publicly anyway.

Apparently the procedure for Windows 7 was that you had to install the E.xtended Security Updates (ESU) Licensing Preparation Package, then enter your purchased ESU MAK key. Only then would you have access to the ESU updates through Windows Update or the Catalog.


Oh, Thank you for the information :rofl: .

Maybe someone is skilled enough to create something *wink*

Only reason I want those updates is to update my ISO Image . Won't update my main system with those .
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Professional x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5 3470
    Motherboard
    ASRock B75 Pro3-M
    Memory
    HyperX Fury DDR3 2x4GB 1866MHz + 2x2GB Samsung Sticks
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 560 TI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Kingston A400 240GB
    1TB SEAGATE HDD
    Internet Speed
    10 Mb/s | 2Mb/s
    Browser
    Google Chrome 96, Internet Explorer 11, Firefox 80
    Antivirus
    No third-party Antivirus software is installed on my system.
    Other Info
    I don't update my installation of Windows. I find it unnecessary.
    Also, i've disabled Windows Defender and Windows Firewall because i don't need them!😂

TechnoMage

Active Member
Power User
To just assume that MS has all the OS programmers in the world, would be a really BIG mistake.
Every time that MS abandons an OS, other programmers will step in and take over the improvements, that we call Updates.
For instance, Windows 7/Pro has been picked up by a non-MS group and has been greatly enhanced, with among other things, a greatly improved Driver Pack.
And, best of all, anyone can download and install it! Same thing with Windows 8.1.
It's out there, already enhanced and ready for download, for those who want it. Windows 8.2?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer X-1200
    CPU
    AMD 2 Core
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    Crucial, 4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 9200
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 500GB
    PSU
    Acer
    Case
    SFF Slimline
    Keyboard
    emachines 101 key
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64
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