A question we get asked a lot is how long will Microsoft support a particular operating system. In fact, just the other day Gladie wrote: “It’s my understanding, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Microsoft stopping support for all Windows when 10 comes out.”
I will correct you, Gladie. Microsoft promises security support for operating systems for 10 years from their general release date. You can expect security support as follows:
Windows Vista will be supported until April 11, 2017
Windows 7 will be supported until January 14, 2020
Windows 8 will be supported until January 10, 2023.