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    Windows version and support matrix?

    I think it would be nice to have a handy reference table of update and support date info for the various Windows versions.
    I am thinking of something that has service pack version, IE version, MS end of support date, extended support date, etc. All the key info for each Windows version in one easy reference table.

    Does something like this exist somewhere?
    If not, do I hear any volunteers stepping up to the plate?

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    You've just hit upon the downside of the Internet, too much information available but not necessarily compiled as you asked about. A good start would be running Belarc's Advisor [free] on computers to extract a bunch of that data. The downside to that is even though one buys 2 or 200 computers supposedly identical it takes installing 1 or more programs or customization to change each one differently than every other one. That's also why a question about a problem can produce varying solutions.

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    Rstew,

    Try Googling this: microsoft windows versions history

    You'll get lots of info! Compile away!
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    See Windows lifecycle fact sheet. Does not have IE info but has the rest for desktop Windows.

    Joe

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    Joe (Jow) ?

    Interesting that the chart doesn't mention 8.1 Update 1.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Based on Microsoft Support Lifecycle I suppose that Microsoft doesn't consider Win 8.1 Update 1 a separate product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    See Windows lifecycle fact sheet. Does not have IE info but has the rest for desktop Windows.

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    Thanks Joe.
    That covers it quite well.

    rstew

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    You're welcome. Glad it works for you.

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    Here's the Internet Explorer LifeCycle Support Matrix at Microsoft's sites:

    https://support2.microsoft.com/lifec...ilter=FilterNO

    As stated in the Notes, only the most recent version of IE for each OS version will be supported in that OS version for security and stability updates. This is a new policy at Microsoft.
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