Software giant Microsoft has already stopped rolling out support to Windows 8.1. This means that Microsoft users would no longer receive any update. They, however, can still upgrade for free to Windows 10.


Microsoft ends free upgrades from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10?


So if you are a Windows 8.1 user, you should be informed that Microsoft stopped the mainstream support last week.


But tech analysts said that the tech company is planning to have a last-ditch upgrade path to Windows 10 which would eventually be closed on January 16.


With the Microsoft’s plan, the Windows 8.1 is virtually dead effective on January 9, which is five years the company’s popular operating system was publicly unveiled.

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For some users, the OS is dead already, but it would be unchanged for the coming years with no fixes, and features.


Microsoft is actually planning to migrate the Microsoft 8.1 OS to “extended support.” This means that the tech company would provide more security updates for five years which is until 2023.


The company anticipates that majority of their consumers should have been migrated to Windows 10 which is Microsoft’s recent OS with updated patches, fixes and updates.


But the software giant stressed that some of its loyal users would be given a one-year period to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.