On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will discontinue support for the Windows 7 operating system. After that, the 'seven' will no longer be updated and will not meet current security settings. The corporation strongly recommends that Windows 7 users upgrade to Windows 10 to protect their devices from viruses and other threats.
Why does Microsoft stop supporting Windows 7?
In October 2009, Microsoft made a commitment to provide ten-year support for Windows 7, the company said in a statement. When it's done with this operating system, the corporation will focus on supporting new technologies.
How will ending support for Windows 7 affect users?
After January 14, Windows 7 computers will no longer receive security updates. This means that user data will be at risk. In addition, Microsoft Customer Service will not be able to provide technical support for Windows 7. In the future, users will not be able to play built-in Internet games (for example, backgammon and checkers), use Internet verification tools and electronic program guides for Windows Media Center. Windows 7 devices will also complete support for the Internet Explorer browser.
At the same time corporations note that after January 14, 2020, the computer itself with Windows 7 will work, but will become more vulnerable to viruses.