IMPORTANT: Windows 7 support is coming to an end.
Microsoft has announced that its support for Operating System, Windows 7, is coming to an end. Starting January 14, 2020, computers and laptops of all users who will not have upgraded to Windows 10, will no longer run smoothly as they would expect.
“After 10 years, support for Windows 7 is coming to an end on January 14, 2020. We know change can be difficult, so we are here to help you with recommendations for what to do next”, Microsoft wrote in their statement.
Basically, Windows 7 will still be available on your computer if you choose not to upgrade. You will still be able to use your computer, browse the internet, download and do all the stuff you want on your computer. Now, Microsoft ending support means that they will no longer run security updates on your computer which puts your data to high risk. Microsoft will also end its technical support for users still using the operating system, which implies that you will not be able to access any assistance from them if the computer develops issues.
According to Microsoft, the move to end support is to enable its customers worldwide to advance by getting equipped with the latest and greatest security features, and for the company to scale the ladder in the fast-changing technological world. Microsoft highly recommends that users get themselves the latest devices equipped with Windows 10 and other better features like touchscreen and facial recognition. New Personal Computers that, are thinner and lighter with longer battery life.
Microsoft released Windows 7 Operating System from the manufacturing on July 22, 2009, and became available for use on October 22, 2009. The software was heavily marketed and became a successor to the then Operating System, Windows Vista which had been there since 2006. Windows 7 became the major success for the company. Prior to its official release, pre-orders for the Operating System on Amazon.com had surpassed previous records. It took Microsoft only six months to sell over 100 million copies worldwide which increased to over 630 million licenses by the end of July 2012.
Windows 7 in its heydays went through five major updates one being Service Pack 1 (SP1), an update that was a package of previously released security, performance, stability, new improvements features and services such as reliability when connecting to HDMI audio devices, printing using the XPS Viewer, and restoring previous folders in Windows Explorer after restarting. Other updates were the Platform Update in February 2013, the Disk Cleanup Update for users and IT administrators to delete outdated Windows updates from the OS, the Windows Management Framework of February 2016 and the Convenience Rollup that was the last major update to Windows 7 in May 2016 containing every security patch and feature updates for the OS.
So yes, it’s been a journey and the farewell day for the giant Windows 7 is coming next week on Tuesday. The procrastination is over, it’s time to install the latest Operating System, Windows 10 from the Microsoft Website or better yet walk into the nearest trusted Microsoft retailer to buy a new machine.
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