Windows 7 is a great innovation of Microsoft way back 2009 compare to its earlier famous versions of windows “XP” and “Vista.” Both Microsoft as the developer and its users claim Windows 7 is much faster, reliable, and compatible than their previous version Windows Vista.
It was first released on October 22, 2009, and Microsoft commits to providing up to 10 years of product support for Windows 7 and its versions.
During the 10 year period, Microsoft invests time and effort to innovate by using the new technologies, hence, Windows 8 (2012), 8.1 (2013) and 10 (2015) were born.
As technologies continue to innovate, it is the time for Windows 7 to retire.
According to Microsoft, the primary reason for discontinuing Windows 7 support is for us to focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experience.
So what does the ending of support exactly means?
Ending of support for Windows 7 means that Microsoft will no longer create a security update that is important for the security of your computer.
Starting on January 14, 2020, your computer will no longer receive any updates and technical support for Windows 7.
What Windows 7 Users Should Do?
According to some of the tech enthusiast, most of the old devices run Windows 7 is not designed to run the newer versions (8, 8.1, 10). Hence, Microsoft recommends moving into a new device that runs Windows 10.
Can I Still Use Windows 7?
Due to the end of support for updates, Windows 7 OS is more vulnerable to security threats. However, users can still enjoy continuing using the Operating System at their own risk.
- Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4057281/windows-7-support-will-end-on-january-14-2020
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