End of License and End of Support Dates

To assist with planning, we have listed below critical dates when Microsoft Windows products go into End-of-support (when Microsoft stop providing fixes, updates and technical support) and End-of-licence, when the product is no longer available from Microsoft.

A huge advantage of Embedded licenced products is that they include extended Microsoft support for 10 years and are also able to receive critical patching and security updates in this period, extending the life of your embedded products.

End of License and End of Support Dates

Product End of Support End of Licence
Windows CE 4.2 7/9/2013 6/1/2018
Windows CE 5.0 10/14/2014 8/31/2019
Windows CE 6.0 4/10/2018 2/28/2022
Windows CE 7.0 4/13/2021 2/28/2026
Compact 2013 10/10/2023 5/31/2028
Windows XP FES 4/8/2014 12/31/2016
Windows XP WES 1/8/2019 1/8/2024
Windows Xpe 1/12/2016 1/30/2017
Windows XP POS 4/9/2019 2/11/2024
Windows 7 FES 1/14/2020 9/30/2024
Windows 7 WES 10/13/2020 7/27/2025
Windows 7 WS7E 10/13/2020 7/27/2025
Windows 7 WS7P 10/13/2020 7/27/2025
Windows 7 POS 10/12/2021 9/10/2026
Windows 8.1 FES 7/11/2023 3/31/2028
Windows 8.1 Industry 7/11/2023 4/30/2028
Windows 8 WES 7/11/2023 3/30/2028
Windows 10 IoT Ent LTSB 2015 10/14/2025 7/31/2025
Windows 10 IoT Ent LTSB 2016 10/13/2026 7/31/2026
Windows 10 IoT Ent LTSC 2019 9/1/2029 11/30/2028
Windows 10 IoT Ent LTSC 2021 (21H2) 1/13/2032 11/30/2031
Windows 10 IoT Ent SAC 10/14/2025 Retire: 11/30/2025. Replaced by Win11IoT CBB
Windows 11IoT Ent CBB (21H2) Supported as long as annual updates are applied. Can be postponed max. 36 months. EOL Not announced

Windows Server Operating Systems
Product End of Support End of Life
Windows Server 2003 7/14/2015 5/28/2018
Windows Server 2003 R2 7/14/2015 5/28/2018
Windows Server® 2008 for Embedded Systems 1/14/2020 2/6/2023
Windows Server® 2008R2 for Embedded Systems 1/14/2020 2/6/2023
Windows Server 2012 for Embedded Systems 1/10/2023 6/30/2027
Windows Server 2012 R2 for Embedded Systems 1/10/2023 6/30/2027
Windows Server 2016 for Embedded Systems 1/11/2027 12/31/2031
Windows Server® IoT 2019 9/1/2029 12/31/2029
Windows Server® IoT 2022 10/14/2031 12/31/2031
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2005 for Embedded Systems 4/12/2016 4/1/2021
SQL Server 2008 for Embedded Systems 7/9/2019 7/31/2023
SQL Server 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems 7/9/2019 7/31/2023
SQL Server 2012 7/12/2022 3/31/2027
SQL Server 2014 for Embedded Systems 7/9/2024 3/31/2027
SQL Server 2016 for Embedded Systems 7/14/2026 7/31/2031
SQL Server 2017 IoT 7/14/2027 12/31/2032
SQL Server 2019 IoT 7/1/2025         8/1/2030