After its commercialisation in 2009, Windows 7 was considered quite popular operating system around the world. But it seems like Windows 7 end of life has reached.
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Microsoft said that it will not offer further support for Windows 7 from 14th January 2020 onwards. It means that there will be no further security patches and software updates for Windows 7. Due to no updates and security patches, the operating system will become more vulnerable to viruses, malware and security breaches.
As Windows 7 was one of the most popular operating systems, due to good security updates, ease of use, and good performance, which is why after all this time it is still used in approximately one-third (estimated for about 200 million) of personal computers around the globe.
The no further support for Windows 7 will affect a lot of people, as it was also mostly used in educational institutions, businesses, and most of all, personal computers. The users can use Windows 7 after the deadline, but with no updates, the machines will be at greater risk.
Microsoft is planning for the upgrade to Windows 10, which is also a highly popular operating system with an estimated 900 million users around the world, according to Microsoft. It was launched in 2015 with some new upgrades from Windows 8, highly mocked operating system, and also new appearance and access to voice assistant known as Cortana, and improved security. Microsoft also offered a free upgrade from Windows 7 to 10 a few years back, but now the price for the upgrade is around US$ 139. The free upgrade from Windows 7 to 10 can still be availed.
Saying goodbye to Windows 7 is hard for a variety of users, but Microsoft also did it previously with Windows 8 and Windows XP. Windows 8 was launched in 2012, but after not much popularity around the world, Microsoft stopped its support in 2016. Windows XP was launched in 2001 and after its successful years, the support was stopped by Microsoft in 2014.