Microsoft Support for Windows 7 is ending and the users will no longer receive software updates, technical support and, most importantly any type of security update and solution to the problems when Microsoft disconnects its support.
When is Windows 7 no longer supported?
Yes, you heard it right Microsoft officially declared that (after continuous 10 years of service) on January 14, 2020, decided that all forms of support for your Windows 7 product would be stopped.
Therefore, if you are using the same version, update the version or you will lose official product support.
The Microsoft sending the notifications to users reminding the end of support for Windows 7. This step helps Microsoft to promote Windows 10 more and get more profits and avoids security risk to its users.
Why is Microsoft Ending the Support for Windows 7?
Basically what Microsoft does is every version it releases it provides 10 years of support with 5 years as mainstream support includes features updates, design updates, bug fixing and solving security issues, the other 5 years it is just extended support includes bug fixes and security updates, there will be no other update support.
Since Windows 7 is a 10 Years old version, they want to stop the support and encourage to the installation of new version Windows 10 with new features and security updates.
And one more thing to tell you guys that technological advancement is taking place in all sectors rapidly likewise the new versions of Intel chipsets no longer support Windows 7, this is also one of the reason.
What happens if I continue to use Windows 7?
You can continue using Windows 7, but once support is complete, your PC will become more vulnerable to security risks. Windows will work but will no longer receive security updates or features.
For me Windows 7 was the giant even though Window 8 came to the market I was very used to the functions of Windows 7 because it was user-friendly.
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Will Internet Explorer still be supported on Windows 7 after the support ends?
Support for Internet Explorer on Windows 7 devices will stop on January 14, 2020. As a component of the Windows operating system, Internet Explorer follows the same support life cycle.
I know we are attached to the old technology but still to avoid security risks upgrading is essential.
Is Microsoft ending Windows 7 for a lifetime?
Microsoft is planning to introduce the extended support for additional 3 years after the ending date January 14, 2020, only for the people who pay for it.
This may go until 2023, however, the price will not be cheap suppose if you have Windows 7 Pro it is priced at 50$ a year, it will be recurring for further years like 100$ and 200 $, totally you have to pay 350$ for 3 years per device.
It is advised to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10 is better than buying extended support with the costlier price.
What next? Can I get a free upgrade to Windows 10?
Microsoft 365 Business comes with a free update for users who have a Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 Pro license on their device. When you buy Microsoft 365 Business, you can update all your old licensed Windows Pro devices at no additional cost.