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Lifecycle and support schedule

The Lifecycle and support schedule for Microsoft Windows products outlines the end-of-license dates, upon which all license rights to a product expire (for use, installation or distribution, by Microsoft or our Embedded OEM partners) and the date on which support for a product ends (see below for more details).

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Product Name End of Support End of License
Windows 2000 Server for Embedded Systems July 13, 2010 March 31, 2015
Windows 2000 Professional for Embedded Systems July 13, 2010 March 31, 2015
Windows CE 3.0 October 9, 2007 July 30, 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 for Embedded Systems April 9, 2013 November 30, 2015
Windows Embedded Device Manager 2011 January 9, 2018 April 1, 2016
Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems April 8, 2014 December 31, 2016
Windows XP Embedded (Toolkit and Runtime), all versions January 12, 2016 January 30, 2017
Windows CE .NET 4.0 July 10, 2012 April 1, 2017
Windows CE .NET 4.1 January 8, 2013 October 29, 2017
Windows Server 2003 R2 for Embedded Systems July 14, 2015 May 28, 2018
Windows Server 2003 for Embedded Systems July 14, 2015 May 28, 2018
Windows Automotive 4.2 June 1, 2013 June 1, 2018
Windows CE .NET 4.2 July 9, 2013 June 1, 2018
Windows CE 5.0 October 14, 2014 August 31, 2019
Windows Embedded for Point of Service 1.x, all versions April 12, 2016 May 24, 2020
Windows Automotive 5.0 August 8, 2015 August 31, 2020
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for Embedded Systems April 12, 2016 April 1, 2021
 Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Operating System (Toolkit and Runtime), all versions April 10, 2018 February 28, 2022
Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 January 14, 2020 April 30, 2022
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems January 14, 2020 February 6, 2023
Windows Server 2008 for Embedded Systems January 14, 2020 May 6, 2023
Windows Embedded Standard 2009 January 8, 2019 January 8, 2024
Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 April 9, 2019 February 11, 2024
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Embedded Systems July 9, 2019 July 9, 2024
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems July 9, 2019 July 9, 2024
Windows 7 Professional for Embedded Systems January 14, 2020 September 30, 2024
Windows Embedded Standard 7 October 13, 2020 July 27, 2025
Windows Embedded Automotive 7 March 1, 2021 February 28, 2026
Windows Embedded Compact 7 April 13, 2021 February 28, 2026
Windows Embedded POSReady 7 October 12, 2021 September 10, 2026
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 for Embedded Systems July 12, 2022 March 31, 2027
Windows Server 2012 for Embedded Systems January 10, 2023 June 30, 2027
Windows Server 2012 R2 for Embedded Systems January 10, 2023 June 30, 2027
Windows Embedded 8 Standard July 11, 2023 March 30, 2028
Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro July 11, 2023 March 31, 2028
Windows Embedded 8 Pro July 11, 2023 March 31, 2028
Windows Embedded 8 Industry July 11, 2023 April 30, 2028
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry July 11, 2023 April 30, 2028
Windows Embedded Compact 2013 October 10, 2023 May 31, 2028

For more information go to:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/lifecycle

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet

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