Windows 7 users have exactly one year of free extended support left. Microsoft has announced that it will no longer release updates or security fixes for the operating system after January 14th, 2020.
So users still have one year to upgrade to Windows 10 before the updates stop rolling out altogether.
However, Microsoft will continue to provide security updates for Windows 7 to business customers who’d pay for support, but not individual users.
The software giant will provide security updates at a price for three more years, with the rates increasing each year.
This news isn’t exactly surprising even though Windows 7 is installed on nearly 42.8% of Windows PCs and most of the users refuse to upgrade.
In 2012, the Redmond giant decided to extend five more years of support for all Windows 7 editions for individual users. But like all good things, this must come to an end too.
Overall, Windows 7 was a huge success for Microsoft. After the much-criticized Vista, Windows 7 was a breath of fresh air for users. Later, Windows 8 arrived which wasn’t great either.
Although Windows 10 was a major improvement, Microsoft’s latest OS came with its own share of bugs and issues which still continues to disappoint several users.