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