Windows Lifecycle Overview

Windows EOL Information for Windows 10, 7, and 8.1

On this page, we give you a complete overview about the Windows lifecycle for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. We also give you some options about tools that can help you detect outdated versions of Windows.

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1

Client Operating SystemsEnd of Mainstream SupportEnd of Extended Support
Windows 8January 9, 2018January 21, 2016
Windows 8.1January 9, 2018January 10, 2023
Windows 7, service pack 1January 13, 2015January 14, 2020

Are you prepared for Windows 7 End of Life?

Run the Windows 7 Audit Report to find out.

Windows 10

Windows 10 VersionDate of AvailabilityEnd of service for Home, Pro, and Pro for Workstations EditionsEnd of Service for Enterprise and Education editions
Windows 10, version 1909November 12, 2019May 11, 2021May 10, 2022
Windows 10, version 1903May 21, 2019December 8, 2020December 8, 2020
Windows 10, version 1809November 13, 2018May 12, 2020May 11, 2021
Windows 10, version 1803April 30, 2018November 12, 2019November 10, 2020
Windows 10, version 1709October 17, 2017April 9, 2019April 14, 2020
Windows 10, version 1703April 5, 2017October 9, 2018October 8, 2019
Windows 10, version 1607August 2, 2016April 10, 2018April 9, 2019
Windows 10, version 1511November 10, 2015October 10, 2017October 10, 2017
Windows 10, version 1507July 29, 2015May 9, 2017May 9, 2017

Windows 10, Version 1703 End of Life

Run the Windows 10 (1703) Audit Report to find all affected installs.

Windows 10 LTSC/LTSB Enterprise

Windows 10 Version HistoryDate of AvailabilityExtended Support End Date
Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2019
November 13, 2018January 9, 2029
Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 LTSB
August 2, 2016October 13, 2026
Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB
July 29, 2015October 14, 2025
Windows 10 Entreprise 1507July 29, 2015May 9, 2017
Windows 10 Entreprise 1511November 10, 2015October 10, 2017
Windows 10 Entreprise 1607August 2, 2016April 9, 2019
Windows 10 Entreprise 1703April 5, 2017October 8, 2019
Windows 10 Entreprise 1709October 17, 2017April 14, 2020
Windows 10 Entreprise 1803April 30, 2018November 10, 2020
Windows 10 Entreprise 1809November 13, 2018May 11, 2021
Windows 10 Entreprise 1903May 21, 2019December 8, 2020

Windows Server

Server Operating SystemsPreceding Service PacksCurrent Service Pack & Date of AvailabilityNext Update & Estimated Date of AvailabilityEnd of Life Date
Windows Server, version 1809 (Datacenter, Standard)Not applicableNovember 13, 2018 No service packs plannedMay 12, 2020
Windows Server 2019 (Datacenter, Essentials, Standard)Not applicableNovember 13, 2018 No service packs plannedJanuary 9, 2029
Windows Server, version 1803 (Datacenter, Standard)Not applicableApril 30, 2018 No service packs plannedNovember 12, 2019
Windows Server, version 1709 (Datacenter, Standard)Not applicableOctober 17, 2017 No service packs plannedApril 9, 2019
Windows Server 2016
Datacenter, Essentials, Standard)
Not applicable October 15, 2016 No service packs plannedJanuary 12, 2027
Windows Storage Server 2016Not applicable October 15, 2016 No service packs plannedJanuary 12, 2027
Windows Server 2012 R2Not applicable October 18, 2013 No service packs plannedOctober 10, 2023
Windows Server 2012Not applicable October 30, 2012 No service packs plannedOctober 10, 2023
Windows Server 2008 R2Not applicableSP1
February 22, 2011
Not yet establishedJanuary 14, 2020
Windows Server 2008SP1
(Windows Server 2008 was released including SP1)
SP2
May 26, 2009
Not yet establishedJanuary 14, 2020

Windows End of Security

NOTE: We advise you to always upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10.

Operating SystemEnd of Extended Support/ESU Start DateESU End Date
Year 1
ESU End Date
Year 2
ESU End Date
Year 3
Type of Security Update
SQL Server 2008/R2 (Enterprise, Standard, Datacenter, Web, Workgroup)July 9, 2019July 14, 2020July 13, 2021July 12, 2022Critical
SQL Server 2008/R2 for Embedded SystemsJuly 9, 2019July 14, 2020July 13, 2021July 12, 2022Critical
Windows Server 2008/R2 (Datacenter, Standard, Enterprise)January 14, 2020January 12, 2021January 11, 2022January 10, 2023Critical, Important
Windows 7 (Professional, Enterprise)January 14, 2020January 12, 2021January 11, 2022January 10, 2023Critical, Important
Windows 7 Professional for Embedded SystemsJanuary 14, 2020January 12, 2021January 11, 2022January 10, 2023Critical, Important
Windows Server Embedded 2008/R2January 14, 2020January 12, 2021January 11, 2022January 10, 2023Critical, Important
Windows Embedded Standard 7October 13, 2020October 12, 2021October 11, 2022October 10, 2023Critical, Important
Windows Embedded POSReady 7October 12, 2021October 8, 2022October 10, 2023October 14, 2024Critical, Important