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

Operating Systems Mainstream Support Ends Extended Support Ends
Windows 101 October 13, 2020 October 14, 2025
Windows 8.x2 January 9, 2018 January 10, 2023
Windows 73 Expired January 14, 2020
Windows Vista Expired April 11, 2017
Windows XP4 Expired Expired

1) Free upgrades to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 via Windows Update are available through July 29, 2016.

2) Windows 8.0 support ended January 12, 2016. To receive continued support, users must upgrade to Windows 8.1.

3) Windows 7 Professional is offered as an option with OEM business brands such as Dell Vostro. PCs with Windows 7 Professional will go offsale October 31, 2016. Service Pack 1 is required for security update support.

4) Windows XP is currently installed on about 11% of the world's PCs. Coverage in this document will continue until the global installed base falls below 8.5% as reported by NetMarketShare.com or possibly through the end of Office 2007 support in 2017. Service Pack 3 is required for most applications including those connecting to the Internet.
   

   
Internet Explorer Support Ends  
Internet Explorer 11 October 14, 2025  
Internet Explorer 9 on Windows Vista SP2 April 11, 2017  
Internet Explorer 10, 9, 8 and 7 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 2016 2 for Windows/Mac October 13, 2020 October 14, 2025 2
Office 2013 3 April 10, 2018 April 11, 2023
Office 2011 for Mac October 10, 2017 Not applicable
Office 2010 and Office Starter 4 Expired October 13, 2020
Office 2007 5 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 2016 for Windows is compatible with Windows 7 and later Microsoft operating systems. Office 2016 for Mac does not receive extended support.

3) Office 2013 is supported in 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Office 2013 is not compatible with Windows XP or Windows Vista.

4) Office 2010 was offered in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. 32-bit versions are supported by Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2 and Windows XP SP3 operating systems. 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.
5) Office 2007 is compatible with Windows XP Service Pack 3 and later operating systems.
     
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.

This document consists of elements of Microsoft support policy and is believed to be reasonably accurate as of January 25, 2016.

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.

To receive the full period of Extended Support from Microsoft, the latest operating system/office suite service pack must be installed.

Consumer versions of Internet Explorer browser are offered with operating systems. IE 11 is the only supported version for Windows 10, 8.1 and 7. IE 9 is supported on Windows Vista Service Pack 2 through April 11, 2017.