On January 13th, 2016, Microsoft Kills support for Windows 8 such that the users will no longer be updated with latest updates and security such that also on the same Microsoft has also ceased the support for the older versions of Internet Explorer like Internet Explorer 8,9,10 such making it mandatory for the user to update their Windows and software versions.That means Windows 8 is going the way of Windows XP; no more security updates, no bug fixes, nothing.
You need to know that currently your PC has been receiving an update or not, such that if you haven’t checked for updates right you need to enable automatic update in the windows updates and download the latest one as Microsoft has killed the support your security is in trouble.
As with old versions of Internet Explorer, those holes and vulnerabilities will never be patched, so it’s crucial you update to the latest versions.
Check your current version of Windows in the properties and by Similarly, if your non-touchscreen PC or laptop boots straight to the desktop instead of the Start screen, your computer has the latest version of Windows 8.
A third way to check is to right-click on the Windows icon at the bottom left of the screen. If you see a menu appear, you’re running Windows 8.1 Update.
Also, the best way to update your windows is through the Windows Update such that you should go for Windows 10 as it is best Operating System available for Users and with advance security and latest windows updates and patches. And also in Windows update, click the View update history link on the left to search the installed updates for KB2919355. If you can find this in the list, you have Windows 8.1 Update.
If you don’t want to update to Windows 10, you can try heading to the Windows Store (you’ll find it if you search for Store on the Start screen) and looking for a Windows 8.1 Update offer.
We recommend updating to Windows 10 if you’re still on Windows 8.0 or 8.1, as it brings back the traditional Start menu and adds several handy new features.
The latest version of Windows 8 is called Windows 8.1 Update. This isn’t a name Microsoft uses publically: it calls it “Windows 8.1” which is the cause of the confusion. As well as Windows 8 (which really should be called Windows 8.0) there has also been Windows 8.1. Support for 8.1 ended in August 2015. But mainstread support for Windows 8.1 Update continues until January 2018.
Also, the users running Windows 7 with Internet explorer 10 and not upgraded to internet explorer 11 they might see an issue of latest security update as Microsoft is not going to provide it or support it so the users must be upgraded to Internet Explorer 11 for getting the latest update.
For the Windows Vista users, the support will end in April 2017 for the Internet Explorer IE9 such that Vista only supports this last version in Internet Explorer Series such that Microsoft is extending its support.
Microsoft’s latest update of security patches starts rolling out on Tuesday but may take a few days before they available on your system.