If you use a computer or laptop, you have a Windows operating system, then this news is important for you. Microsoft has now been preparing to close support for Windows 7. Its support will also be discontinued exactly as Windows XP and Vista did.
In June last year Microsoft had closed official forum support for Windows 7. People used to take their problems on this forum and the experts would explain it.
Just a year from now i.e., since January 14, 2020, Microsoft will not support Windows 7. This means that you will not get updates. These updates also include security fixes and patches, which can help protect the computer. However, you will get support when paying.
Significantly, Microsoft introduced Windows 7 on July 7, 2009. After 7 Windows 8 came in again for Windows 8.1 and in July 2015 the company brought Windows 10.
Now the company will sell Windows 7 Extended Security Updates and for this, you will have to pay each year. This will happen because Enterprise users have been using this operating system for a long time and it will not be easy to delete it even further.
Users will not receive updates. That means that if you use Windows 7 even after a set time, you might be at risk. Security flaws will be high because you will not get security patches. The company has not been giving new features in Windows 7 for a long time.
American software giant Microsoft has said, “You can continue to use Windows 7, but after the end of support, your computer will be on risk for security.”
The company wrote in the blog post that users can use Windows 7 even after endorsing the support, but they will not get security updates or new features. That is, it will not be that the company has stopped supporting and your computer stops working, so do not stay in this confusion.
According to the company, Windows 7 supports installation and activation even after the support is closed.
Let’s tell you that the latest Microsoft operating system is Windows 10 and the company wants people to use it as much as possible. Windows 8.1 will update Microsoft security by June 10, 2023, after which updates will also be discontinued.