Why are WinZip older versions no longer supported?
WinZip periodically “retires” older versions of its software in order to focus our resources on developing and supporting newer versions. WinZip will generally provide support to customers for current versions of its software and up to two versions back.
When a version of WinZip software is “retired,” live Technical Support is discontinued for that version. Self-service support through the Knowledge Base and forums remains available.
Please see the chart below to find out which WinZip versions are supported.
Supported WinZip versions:
Product and version
End of Maintenance
End of free email support (for perpetual licenses)
|August 2023||August 2025|
|WinZip 26||August 2022||August 2024|
|WinZip for Mac 10||August 2023||-|
|WinZip for Mac 9||July 2022||-|
|WinZip for Mac 8||June 2021||August 2023|
|WinZip Enterprise||August 2023||August 2025|
|WinZip Enterprise||August 2022||August 2024|
|WinZip Enterprise||August 2021||
|WinZip Command Line 6.0||-||-|
|WinZip Command Line 5.0||August 2021||-|
|WinZip Command Line 4.0||April 2018||-|
|WinZip Courier 12.0||June 2023||-|
|WinZip Courier 11.0||May 2022||-|
|WinZip Courier 10.0||April 2021||June 2023|
|WinZip Self-Extractor 4.0||-||-|
|WinZip SafeMedia 7.0||November 2023||-|
|WinZip PDF Pro||-||-|
Note: for WinZip Suite subscriptions, support is provided during the lifetime of the subscription.
End of Maintenance: Last date of Development Iterations for the product version.
End of free email support: Last date the official technical support services will be provided for the product version.
What about perpetual and legacy licenses?
Even though our "perpetual" licenses are in principle valid for an unlimited period of time, the technical progress of hardware and software may mean that these licenses cannot be used in practice to run older versions of the software for an unlimited period of time.
Also, because legacy licenses may not be compatible with new operating system versions or computers, in certain situations, upgrading to a current version of WinZip may be necessary to ensure safe operation.
To see the system requirements for supported WinZip versions, visit this page.
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