Microsoft is notifying their existing Windows 7 users that Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 from January 14, 2020, after 10 years of service.
“After 10 years of service, January 14, 2020, is the last day Microsoft will offer security updates for computers running Windows 7. This update enables reminders about Windows 7 end of support,” the company wrote in a post on Friday.
Windows 7 End of Support will end on January 14, 2020
When Windows 7 was released on October 22, 2009, Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7.
When this 10-year period ends, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support because they want to focus their investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences.
The software giant revealed its plans of notifying users about the end of Windows 7 earlier this month.
You can find this update through Windows Update. If your automatic updates are enabled, so this update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
Windows 7 users will get an option to select the “do not remind again” option if they wish to get rid of the notification.
The specific end of Windows 7 will be January 14, 2020. After that, you will not get technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that helps to protect your PC.
What should you do after the End of Windows 7?
For most Windows 7 users, moving to a new device with Windows 10 will be the recommended path forward. Windows 10 is running over 800 Million devices.
Today’s PCs are faster, lightweight, yet powerful, and more secure, with an average price that’s considerably less than that of the average PC eight years ago.
Windows 10 is still edging closer to Microsoft’s goal of having it installed on 1 billion devices and the end of Windows 7 would help promote Windows 10 further, The Verge reported.