Operating System Life Cycles
In common with many other software vendors, we are constantly reviewing our
policies regarding support of the various 'flavours' of Microsoft Windows.
Continuing to support outdated versions of Windows can restrict our ability to
develop new product features, which is clearly not a situation which benefits
our customers. Like Microsoft themselves, we will therefore phase out support of
each version of Windows over time, as listed below. This information is provided
to help you decide how best to manage your own resources for use with our
software, and is under constant review.
The table below shows the date when each version was generally available, the
date when Microsoft themselves ceased mainstream support, and the date when we will cease
The table also shows the earliest version of Easy-PC that is supported on
that version of Windows. If you have a version that is earlier than that shown
for your version of Windows you would need to upgrade to the latest version to be
When we cease product support on a given operating system, this
means that we will no longer:
- actively validate new products or new product releases
- state that products or product releases will work as intended
- undertake to provide fixes for platform-specific problems
In short, although you may find that your current software and any new
versions of it may continue to work on unsupported platforms, we cannot
Please note also that due to product or operating system functionality, certain products or cost
options may only be available on certain platforms. The fact that a platform is
'supported' does not mean that all products and options will run or be supported
on it. Any restrictions will be detailed in the documentation for the product.
Please contact Sales if you have any questions about this.
Life Cycle Dates
|Windows XP||December 2001||April 2009||June 2013||V6
|Windows Vista||January 2007||April 2012||June 2014||V11
|Windows 7||October 2009||January 2015||June 2016||V14
|Windows 8||October 2012||October 2017*||June 2018||V16
All dates are subject to change without notice, and any dates given cannot not be taken as a statement of contract.
At our discretion we may extend the supported lifetime of a particular version of Windows.