Windows 8.1 support ends for Breeze software

Many of you will know that Microsoft are ended support for Windows 8.1 on January 10th 2023.

Breeze also ended support for our software running on Windows 8.1 on January 10th.

Once Microsoft end Windows 8.1 support, we cannot test or support our products on this operating system safely. We strongly recommend anyone still running Breeze programs on Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 upgrades to Windows 11 as soon as possible.

I’m still running Breeze on Windows 8.1, will the program stop working on January 10th?

If you are already running a Breeze program on Windows 8.1, we don’t expect it to stop working. However we recommend you upgrade your operating system to Windows 11 as soon as possible. Take a copy of both registration name and code, and deactivate the license (where needed) before you start in case of problems.

How do I tell whether my license is activated?

If you are not sure, start the program, click on Help then Register. This will display the registration window. If the license is activated there is a Deactivate.. button in the registration window as below:

Breeze licenses which are activated have a Deactivate… button on the registration screen

If your Breeze license is curently activated, you should deactivate it before upgrading Windows. If you need help, email .

Can I still upgrade my old Breeze license?

Any customer with a valid license for a current Breeze product can buy an upgrade license. All our Windows products include at least one year of free upgrades from the date the license was issued.

Copyright Breeze Systems January 2023