Windows 8 was the replacement operating system for Windows 7 and met with a very mixed response.
Extended support for Windows 8.1 will end on 10th January 2023 as detailed in The Microsoft Support Lifecycle page.
Whilst this operating system has received some criticism, especially around the start menu we do not dislike it. It has just 4.06% of the Windows Operating System Market if you include Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
We would now recommend an upgrade to Windows 10 as detailed in the Windows 10 page.