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    For the benefit of the few of us here who use Windows 8.1, and did not install the Windows 8.1 Update 1 for some reason, Microsoft has announced that those who do not install Update 1 won't be able to receive security patches after May 13th.

    Those still running Windows 8 are encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of 8.1 before Mid-October 2014 to receive full support, although Windows 8 will still be able to receive security patches until January 2016.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2014/04/15/microsoft-abandons-windows-8-1-take...ke-windows-xp/
    http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?alpha=Windows+8
    Last edited by usually_quiet; 13th May 2014 at 13:41. Reason: clarity, fix typo
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  2. So what about those that can't? I've run into a few HP laptops (touch screens) that have issues with hanging up during an 8.1 upgrade. It seems to be an issue with touchscreens.
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    Originally Posted by Poppa_Meth View Post
    So what about those that can't? I've run into a few HP laptops (touch screens) that have issues with hanging up during an 8.1 upgrade. It seems to be an issue with touchscreens.
    The latest information I found said that Microsoft will supply security updates to Windows 8 itself until January 2016. After that, systems still using Windows 8 should be upgraded to 8.1 with Update 1 (or maybe Update 2 by that point). I guess Microsoft expects HP or the actual maker of the problem component to correct whatever causes this issue and owners to apply the fix before security updates to Windows 8 stop.

    [Edit]There is apparently a different issue with installing 8.1 Update 1 to some systems that are already running 8.1 as well
    http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-offers-two-windows-81-update-install-fixes-but-problems-remain
    Last edited by usually_quiet; 16th Apr 2014 at 14:29.
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