Microsoft started rolling out a notification to Windows 7 users for the incoming end of support. After 10 years, the company’s extended support for Windows 7 will end on January 14, 2020. The mainstream support for Windows 7 was officially ended on January 13, 2015
Windows 7 is a personal computer operating system produced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. Winodows 7 was released less than three years after the release of its predecessor, Windows Vista. It was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009 and became generally available on October 22, 2009.
What happens after Microsoft ends support for Windows 7?
After Microsoft officially ends support for Windows 7 on January 20, 2020, the company will no longer provide the following:
- Technical support for any issues
- Software updates
- Security updates or fixes
While users can still continue using their PC running on Windows 7 without continued software and security updates, it will be at greater risk for viruses and malware.
Users could still continue using Windows 7 on their PC, however, they will be at risk to malware and viruses.
What Windows 7 users should do to prepare themselves?
It is recommended that Windows 7 users should upgrade their operating system to Windows 10 and start backing up their important files. They could also opt-in buying a new PC running on the latest Windows version.
It can also be remembered that Windows ended its extended support for Windows XP after 12 years on April 8, 2014.