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The Windows 8 Operating System was released for developer preview on September 13, 2011, for consumer preview on February 29, 2012, and general availability on October 26, 2012.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8

Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. Development of Windows 8 started before the release of its predecessor, ..... Windows RT does not support running IA-32 or x64 applications. Windows Store apps can either support both the ...

www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-ends-support-windows-8-asks-users-upgrade-windows-81-or-10

Jan 12, 2016 ... After today, those on Windows 8 will have to upgrade to either ... 8, support ends 24 months after the next service pack releases or at the end of ...

www.pcworld.com/article/259457/windows_8_release_date_is_october_26.html

Jul 18, 2012 ... The release date applies to new Windows 8 PCs and to upgrades, which will cost $40 through January 31 for users running Windows XP or ...

news.microsoft.com/2012/10/25/windows-8-arrives

Oct 25, 2012 ... Windows 8 will be available for download to upgrade existing PCs in more than 140 markets and 37 languages at http://www.windows.com/buy ...

support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet

Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8: Service packs and updates are part ... How long will Volume Licensing be available for a prior version of Windows?

www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/windows-8-release-date-and-price-all-the-latest-details-1088425

Oct 25, 2012 ... When is the Windows 8 release date - and how much will it cost? ... A Windows 8 upgrade assistant wizard will walk you through the process.

www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/windows-8-2-release-date-news-and-rumors-1191563

Aug 26, 2014 ... Most recently, Microsoft has confirmed that it will not release a second title ... This will dually keep the Modern UI aesthetic of Windows 8 while ...

money.cnn.com/2016/01/15/technology/microsoft-windows-8

Jan 15, 2016 ... Microsoft has pulled the plug on Windows 8's life support, telling customers ... When Windows 8.1 was released in October 2013, Microsoft made it clear to ... But without security updates, they will be more susceptible to hacks.

www.zdnet.com/article/when-will-microsoft-pull-the-plug-on-your-version-of-windows-or-office

Nov 16, 2016 ... Support for the original release of Windows 8 ended "two years after the General Availability of the Windows 8.1 update," or October 18, 2015.