Lifecycle FAQ—Hardware

Is van toepassing op: Other Hardware

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NOTE: This FAQ was updated on April 15, 2015.


Effective April 15, 2015, all information about Microsoft hardware warranties can be found here:

Microsoft software running on Microsoft hardware continues to be supported according to the existing Microsoft Lifecycle Policy

How is the software that is installed on Microsoft devices supported?

The Microsoft Lifecycle for the software that is built into (“embedded”) or is necessary for the use of the device, such as firmware and drivers, follows the Microsoft warranty for the respective device.

Beyond hardware-specific software, the Microsoft software that is installable onto a hardware device, such as the Windows operating system running on a Surface device, follows the associated Microsoft Lifecycle.


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