Consumers now have until June 10 to get off Windows 8.1 and on Windows 8.1 Update to keep receiving patches
May 12, 2014
For the third time in the last four weeks, Microsoft today backed away from a customer cutoff as it postponed enforcement of the Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline until June 10.
On Monday — and just a day before its May Patch Tuesday slate of security fixes — Microsoft said consumers have four more weeks to move from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Update before their devices would be barred from receiving further patches. The deadline change was the third in the past month, following an earlier Windows 8.1 Update extension for business users and a surprise update on May 1 for Windows XP after Microsoft had officially retired the aged OS.
“We’ve decided to extend the requirement for our […]