Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet

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This table gives end of sales dates for specific Windows operating systems.

End of sales refers to the date when a particular version of Windows is no longer shipped to retailers or Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Examples of OEMS are Dell and Toshiba—PC manufacturers who often preinstall Windows software.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/lifecycle

 

Client operating systems and updates

Date of general availability

Retail software end of sales *

End of sales for PCs with Windows preinstalled

Windows XP

December 31, 2001

June 30, 2008

October 22, 2010

Windows Vista

January 30, 2007

October 22, 2010

October 22, 2011

Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate

October 22, 2009

October 31, 2013

October 31, 2014

Windows 7 Professional

October 22, 2009

October 31, 2013

October 31, 2016

Windows 8

October 26, 2012

October 31, 2014

June 30, 2016

Windows 8.1

October 18, 2013

September 1, 2015

October 31, 2016

Windows 10

July 29, 2015

N/A

N/A

Products Released

Lifecycle Start Date

Mainstream Support End Date

Extended Support End Date

Service Pack Support End Date

Notes

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter

10/22/2009

1/13/2015

1/14/2020

4/9/2013

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

10/22/2009

1/13/2015

1/14/2020

4/9/2013

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems

10/22/2009

1/13/2015

1/14/2020

4/9/2013

Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

2/22/2011

Review Note

Review Note

**see below

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

10/22/2009

1/13/2015

1/14/2020

4/9/2013

Windows Web Server 2008 R2

10/22/2009

7/9/2013

7/10/2018

4/9/2013

**Support ends 24 months after the next service pack releases or at the end of the product’s support lifecycle, whichever comes first.

 





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