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Windows 7 End Of Support!

Updated: Mar 22, 2019

All good things must come to an end, even Windows 7. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. But you can keep the good times rolling by moving to Windows 10.


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Mainstream support for Windows 7 ended back in January 2015, but extended support, whereby Microsoft continues to deliver updates and fixes any vulnerabilities in the OS, runs for a further five years.


This will come to a halt on 14 January 2020, however, when Microsoft stops supporting the OS completely. This means no more bug-fixes, security patches or new functionality, making any user - personal or enterprise - significantly more susceptible to malware attacks.


Microsoft's end of support date will also encourage other companies to stop supporting Windows 7, too, which means applications will eventually stop working.

 

Just as it did with Windows XP, Microsoft will continue to offer support for those Windows 7 users still reluctant to upgrade to its bork-prone Windows 10 OS, but it'll cost you. Prices will vary depending on volume (charges are per machine), and how far out from the EOL date we are. So by January 2023, which forms the absolute stop date, stragglers could be paying a pretty penny.


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