Microsoft® Support Ending Dates for Retail/OEM Consumer/SOHO Operating Systems and Front Office Software

Operating Systems Mainstream Support Ends Extended Support Ends
Windows 8.x January 9, 2018 January 10, 2023
Windows 7 January 13, 2015 January 14, 2020
Windows Vista Expired April 11, 2017
Windows XP Expired Expired
     
Office Suites
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook,
OneNote, Access and Publisher
Mainstream Support Ends Extended Support Ends
Office Online (sans Access & Publisher) Ongoing Not applicable
Office 365 1 Ongoing Not applicable
Office 2013 2 April 10, 2018 April 11, 2023
Office 2011 for Mac January 12, 2016 Not applicable
Office 2010 and Office Starter 3 October 13, 2015 October 13, 2020
Office 2007 4 Expired April 11, 2017

1) Office 365 is a home and small-business subscription based service compatible with Office 2013, Office 2010 and Office 2007 and supported by Windows 8.x, Windows 7, Mac OSX 10.6 and later and iPad iOS 7.0 and later. Office 365 Home is the best deal for home users with multiple PCs seeking the latest Office version. 

2) Office 2013 is supported in 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Marketed primarily to business users, Microsoft originally priced Office 2013 very high but has recanted and is additionally offering multi-PC licenses for individual purchase. Office 2013 Professional is currently available as a download install for 2 PCs for as low as $219.98. Office 2013 is not compatible with Windows XP or Windows Vista.

3) Office 2010 is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. 32-bit versions are supported by Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2 and Windows XP SP3 operating systems. Due to download specials for two PC installations, cost is quite reasonable especially for Office 2010 Professional and Professional Plus. Office 2010 64-bit versions are not supported by any version of Windows XP.


Microsoft Office Starter 2010 included limited versions of Microsoft Word 2010 and Microsoft Excel 2010. No longer generally available, Office Starter 2010 was offered in 32-bit and 64-bit versions with an OEM End User License Agreement (EULA) preinstalled from Dell, HP, and others. Office Starter 2010 may be upgraded to a fully functional version of Office 2010 via online purchase. Because Office Starter 2010 includes setup files for full versions and is considered a business product, it's eligible for extended support.
4) Office 2007 is compatible with Windows XP Service Pack 2 and later operating systems.
     
This document consists of elements of Microsoft support policy and is believed to be reasonably accurate as of December 8, 2014.

Items listed above in bold are available retail and/or OEM wide-release products eligible for Mainstream Support. OEM versions sold with Acer, eMachines, Gateway, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo and other computers are not eligible for telephone support from Microsoft. Consumers must contact their computer manufacturer for operating system assistance.

Windows XP will be delisted after global share has fallen below 12%.

Microsoft defines end of support as termination of Windows Update support. To receive the full period of Extended Support from Microsoft, the latest operating system/office suite service pack must be installed.

Current Microsoft policy is to provide critical security updates via Microsoft Update or Windows Update sites through the full Extended Support period. At Microsoft's option, compatibility updates may be provided during extended support.