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Microsoft Software & Support

On this page:

  • Microsoft Windows versions & support dates
  • Microsoft Office software support dates
  • Summary of MS Support Policy
  • Support Phases: Mainstream & Extended Support
  • Internet Explorer support
  • Data sources & additional information links

Microsoft Windows versions & support dates

Name Release date Release version Lifecycle Start date Mainstream Support End Date Extended Support End Date Notes

Windows 10 Mobile

16 Nov 2015

08 Jan 2019

Win 10 v.1709

17 Oct 2017

09 Apr 2019

Win 10 v.1703

05 Apr 2017

09 Oct 2018

Win 10 v.1607

02 Aug 2016

10 Apr 2018

Win 10 v.1511

10 Nov 2015

10 Oct 2017

Win 10 v.1507

29 Jul 2015

09 May 2017

Windows 10

29 Jul 2015

NT 10.0

29 Jul 2015

14 Oct 2025

Windows 8.1

17 Oct 2013

NT 6.3

13 Nov 2013

09 Jan 2018

10 Jan 2023

Windows 8

26 Oct 2012

NT 6.2

30 Oct 2012

09 Jan 2018

10 Jan 2023

Windows 7

22 Oct 2009

NT 6.1

22 Oct 2009

ended 13 Jan 2015

14 Jan 2020

Windows Vista

30 Jan 2007

NT 6.0

25 Jan 2007

ended 10 Apr 2012

ended 11 Apr 2017

Windows XP Pro x64

25 Apr 2005

NT 5.2

24 Apr 2005

ended 14 Apr 2009

ended 08 Apr 2014

Windows XP

25 Oct 2001

NT 5.1

31 Dec 2001

ended 14 Apr 2009

ended 08 Apr 2014

Windows ME (Millenium Ed.)

14 Sep 2000

4.90

Windows 2000

17 Feb 2000

NT 5.00

Windows 98

25 Jun 1998

4.10

Windows 95

24 Aug 1995

4.0

Windows NT 3.1

27 Jul 1993

NT 3.10

Windows 3.1

Apr 1992

3.10

Windows 3

22 May 1990

3.00

Windows 2

09 Dec 1987

2.03

Windows 1

20 Nov 1985

1.01

Microsoft Office (Windows) support dates (Windows versions before 2010 and Editions for Mac are not included here)

Name Lifecycle Start date Mainstream Support End Date Extended Support End Date Notes

Microsoft Office 2016

22 Sep 2015

13 Oct 2020

14 Oct 2025

Office 2016 version of Office 365 is governed by Microsoft's Modern Lifecycle Policy.  Further info at https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/30881/modern-lifecycle-policy

Microsoft Office 2013 (Service Pack 1)

9 Jan 2013

10 Apr 2018

11 Apr 2023

Versions preceding Service Pack 1 are no longer supported

Microsoft Office 2010 (Service Pack 2)

15 Jul 2010

13 Oct 2015

13 Oct 2020

Earlier Service Packs are no longer supported

Microsoft Office 2007 (Service Pack 3)

25 Oct 2011

09 Oct 2012

10 Oct 2017

Earlier Service Packs are no longer supported

Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0

27 Aug 2001

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Summary of MS Support Policy

Business, Developer, and Desktop Operating System Software Products

  • Microsoft will offer a minimum of 10 years of support for ... Desktop Operating System (consumer or business) Software Products. 
  • Mainstream Support for ... Desktop Operating Systems will be provided for 5 years or for 2 years after the successor product (N+1) is released, whichever is longer.
  • Microsoft will also provide Extended Support for the 5 years following Mainstream support or for 2 years after the second successor product (N+2) is released, whichever is longer. 
  • Finally, most Business, Developer, and Desktop Operating System Software products will receive at least 10 years of online self-help support.

Consumer Software and Multimedia Software Products

  • Microsoft will offer Mainstream Support for either a minimum of 5 years from the date of a product’s general availability, or for 2 years after the successor product (N+1) is released, whichever is longer.
  • Extended Support is not offered for Consumer software and Multimedia products with the exception of Windows Desktop Operating system which follows the Business, Developer, and Desktop Operating System Software Products policy as outlined above.

 

Support Phases: Mainstream & Extended Support

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Internet Explorer support

Internet Explorer is a component of the Windows operating system and follows the Support Lifecycle policy for the product on which it is installed. 
The newest Internet Explorer offers improved security, increased performance, better backward compatibility, and support for the modern technologies that power today’s websites and services. Microsoft encourages customers to upgrade and stay up-to-date on the latest browser for a faster, more secure browsing experience. 
Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates, as shown in the table below:

Internet Explorer versions supported

Windows Desktop Operating System Internet Explorer version supported

Windows Vista SP2

Internet Explorer 9

Windows 7 SP1

Internet Explorer 11

Windows 8.1 Update

Internet Explorer 11

Windows 10

uses the new 'Edge' browser