source http://www.tweaktown.com/news/49606/windows-8-support-ends-upgrade-left-dust/index.htmlMicrosoft is ending support for vanilla Windows 8(.0) today instead of letting users hang on for longer. So you'll need to upgrade to 8.1 or downgrade to 7 (NASDAQ:MSFT)
By: Jeff Williams | Operating Systems News | Posted: 5 days, 18 hours ago
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Usually OS's get supported for at least 10 years from the date their released, and sometimes even longer if certain sectors take a unique liking to them. But in the case of vanilla Windows 8, support and security updates ends today, January 12th 2016. So upgrade unless you want to be vulnerable.