Support for Windows 7 and 8 Officially Ends January 10th, 2023


Microsoft has announced that Edge will end support for Windows 7 and Windows 8 on January 10, 2023. Shortly after that date, those operating systems stop getting regular security updates and technical assistance. Support will also end for Microsoft Edge Webview2, which can use Edge’s rendering engine to embed webpages in non-Edge applications. 

Some people stopped receiving general-purpose security updates for Windows 7 back in 2020, around a decade after its original release. However, Microsoft offered three additional years of optional, paid update support for the operating system due to Windows 7 popularity. That additional support period is now also ending.  

Edge will continue to run on Windows 11 and the later releases of Windows 10, as well as supported versions of macOS, Linux, IOS, and Android.  

If you have devices running Windows 7 or 8, 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. 

Contact 2W Tech today if you are running Window 7 or 8 and need help identifying the best upgrade path for your business. We are a technology solutions provider and Microsoft Gold Partner and have IT Consultants on staff that can help steer you in your Microsoft journey. 

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