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Would be possible to get updates for Windows 8.1 before 2023?


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Given Server 2012 R2 has the same EOL date as R1, I doubt it, unless some embedded version is supported. MS want to desperately kill off anything that's below the current release of Windows 10, essentially pulling a Firefox with the 'rolling release on top of ancient codebase' mechanic which introduces obvious stability problems.

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Oh, that's not a lot of time. Windows 10 is too similar to Windows 8.1 (Specially LTSB), so it would be beautiful if we could get working LTSB updates on 8.1 but that's probably not possible.

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1 hour ago, Sergiaws said:

Oh, that's not a lot of time. Windows 10 is too similar to Windows 8.1 (Specially LTSB), so it would be beautiful if we could get working LTSB updates on 8.1 but that's probably not possible.

To be honest you only need brain to stay secure. No matter what kind of OS you run. Microsoft is desperately trying to kill off Windows 7/8.1

They only do things to help windows 10 marketshare. Like releasing d3d12 for windows 7, but intentionaly crippling performance on windows 7. They even did not bother with the release for windows 8.1 

Microsoft became really evil lately. They are hungry for marketshare since iOS beat them in USA.

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On 12/12/2020 at 8:40 PM, Jaguarek62 said:

To be honest you only need brain to stay secure. No matter what kind of OS you run. Microsoft is desperately trying to kill off Windows 7/8.1

They only do things to help windows 10 marketshare. Like releasing d3d12 for windows 7, but intentionaly crippling performance on windows 7. They even did not bother with the release for windows 8.1 

Microsoft became really evil lately. They are hungry for marketshare since iOS beat them in USA.

Exactly! There are many wise folks on this wonderful forum who still use Windows 2000 or even Windows 95 today, by applying the necessary compatibility, security and usability patches and taking smart preventive measures against bad actors! So, whatever your OS may be, being smart is VERY IMPORTANT!

Windows 10 is just useless and bloated and unstable, and even with "security" updates, it is not made as secure as older Windows versions, such as 9x-Vista, which very less number of people use today and which are highly unlikely to be targeted by bad actors. I did not mention 7-8.1 as they are still used by about 15-20% of the Windows population, but over time, usage will decline (partly because of Microsoft's intimidation) and they will also become more secure.

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