As an IT employee who had to put up with this monstrosity basically before it even came out, I only have this to say:
Die, Windows 8! Die!!!
There goes my windows 8. Was so proud of it when I first bought my laptop. I need to reformat it anyway. Here I come windows10.
Windows 8 is actually supported until late 2018 yet. These “facts” were gathered by the “service pack support end date” on Microsoft’s website, which is the appropriate reference date. Support for Windows 8 goes 2 years after “General Availability” of Windows 8.1, which would be 11/13/2015. Only Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 support ends today.
I confirmed that Windows 8 is still currently being supported by Microsoft via tech support.
Gibby, 12 Jan 2016...I 'upgraded' to Win 10 a while ago.
Opened a popular engineering software - worked away f... moreNo... U should upgrade ur version of windows 10 to December Released 2nd Gen... Here in it... Al bigs fixed... Runs Smoothly... I was facing the same problem after upgrading to Windows 10 (10240) from 8.1 2nd Gen...
Now.. I have installed Windows 10 10586.17.. Now upgraded to 10586.36... This version fixed all the bugs... No more crashes on any Apps... Give a try ..dude...
The biggest issue with this, would be tablets with limited storage.
You can't even upgrade a 32GB version to Windows 10, without additional storage.
And there were those with 16GB of storage, those will probably have issues even installing the Windows 8.1 Pack.
The windows 10 installer messages doesn't tell you, that your computer needs additional storage, so you can click it, thinking you will get windows 10, but then you are faced with that message.
It's not userfriendly at all.
I happend to have additional storage for both my windows 8 and 8.1 running devices.
But not everyone does.
They should have done a cheap upgrade kit with flash-drive that you could buy in the store. It would not be free as the downloaded upgrade, but the userfriendlyness would be far better, so more people would probably be able to upgrade.
MS could have scanned you system, and clicking the update button on a device without enough storage, and you would be directed to a link on the MS local web store, and a typical buy local button to see prices in other stores where you live.
Anonymous, 12 Jan 2016Android Jelly Bean support ended Apple Mac OS Snow Leopard support ended Windows 8 support... more pirates will not update to windows 8.1 in the fear of getting caught. I don't see any valid reasons for others not to update if they can afford Microsoft support and updates for the OS. it is a good move by Microsoft
Do I understand correctly that Windows 8.1 will still be supported? If so, this is a non-issue. I mean everyone should update Windows 8 to 8.1.
Windows 7 no longer supports the 02/08/2015
...I 'upgraded' to Win 10 a while ago.
Opened a popular engineering software - worked away for an hour then attempted to open a file via the software on my desktop. Software crashed- lost all my work (?!) Opened software again - tried opening the same (recreated) desktop shortcut - crashed again!!
Immediately 'downgraded' back to windows 8.1!
Have u seen the new apps they're attempting to push? The Win 10 pictures & calculator apps are dreadful. As for that 'Edge' drivel - what ARE they thinking?!
I'd go back to Win 7 in a heart beat - if I could! :S
Android Jelly Bean support ended
Apple Mac OS Snow Leopard support ended
Windows 8 support killed, murdered, crucified!!!
You can still upgrade to Win 10? What if there are no drivers available yet or never for the 2013 Lenovo laptops for Win 10? Well we are stuck with 8.1.
If only they released Windows 10 Enterprise. Dammit I want to upgrade from 8.1 so badly
win7, there isnoother option really, there are a lot of compatibility issues now for xp, esp for gamers. windows 8 are too demanding and buggy and windows 10 the most unreliable ever, because of their mandatory upgrades that bring fastal errors and force a format once every two months. Monopoly really didnt help MS...
windows should have diferenciated between desktop vs tablet/mobile, it all started with win 8.1. scrap the win8.1-10 os and resurect from windows 7. mobile os should be different. dont care many device one look strategy.
Problem from the very "START"
first it was Vista then win 8, and could be the win 10 will follow suit? my roommate has hp slate 7 pre-installed with windows 8 at that time and he blame himself for buying this device with a buggy OS at that time so, is it the OS having troubles recognizing the hardware or HP and Microsoft couldn't agree on few things or the OS itself is the culprit in view it was "them"(Microsoft) who is creating their downfall so sad and don't wait if consumers. users, loyal fans have enough of Microsoft from there your fame will fall into shame