It is so unfortunate, the product that we have been using for the past 10 years will be rendered worthless as of today. Microsoft is officially ending Windows 7 supports today Tuesday 14 January 2020.
It means Microsoft will no longer provide technical support to Windows 7 users. Any computers and other devices running the operating system will no longer be able to receive official software updates or critical security patches.
The company has recommended that users with systems running Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 10 to avoid security risks.
Those business and Café that relies on Windows 7 Professional can opt-in to Extended security updates which provide supplemental Windows 7 supports till January 2023.
Earlier in March 2019, Microsoft rolled out an update to Windows 7 that notifies existing users about the end of the support. The software maker has now stopped support for Windows 7 on January 14th, 2020.
Microsoft’s end of support date means that Windows 7 users will no longer receive security updates, and the company wants consumers to upgrade to Windows 10 PCs instead.
Dangers of Using Windows 7
» You are exposed to hackers and malicious attackers once security updates cease.
» You are exposed to Malware infections as most Anti-virus may also stop supporting Windows 7
For security, software updates, and other reasons, it’s time to stop procrastinating. Upgrade to Windows 10 to keep your PC running smoothly and securely. (Extended support for Windows 8.1 users ends in January 2023.)
If you are using genuine Windows 7, there is a free upgrade available for you using the Microsoft windows download page here.
Please, tell us your reasons for sticking around with windows 7 for so long in the comment.