Microsoft has announced that it will no longer release updates or security fixes for the operating system after January 14th, 2020. Windows 7 users have exactly less than one year of free extended support left. However, Microsoft will continue to provide security update; for Windows 7 to business customers who’d pay for support, but not individual users.
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.