Windows 7 is dead: What this means and What you need to do

Windows 7 is officially unsupported by Microsoft. The operating system which was launched 10 years ago in October 2009 is now off Microsoft’s support ladder with no technical assistance, software updates, and security patches for the operating system ever again

As of Tuesday January 14th, 2020, Microsoft has decided to call it quits with the Windows Vista successor that is still used widely across the world even with Windows 10 in sight.

Well, Incase you still use Windows 7 or it’s your computer’s maximum acceptable operating system, then it’s high time you upgraded to a newer version or limit your computer to only trusted software

What the Windows 7 end of support means

End of support for Windows 7 doesn’t means the Operating system is deleted from Microsoft’s records, NO! It simply means no direct updates and fixes will be developed for the OS ever again. In fact, newer software applications can’t be able to support the Operating system.

However, the end of support for Windows 7 means open-source developers will be able to develop tweaks for the operating system and publish unofficial versions to support newer software and standards for the Operating System

Do this, if your computer still runs Windows 7

If your computer still runs Windows 7 or you still prefer to run the Operating system on your computer, you can either upgrade to a newer Microsoft variant like Windows 10 or Install theme packs to give your computer a Windows 7 layout

Free Windows Upgrade Choices

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10 Lite
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Basic

Either way, Incase your computer can’t support any of the new Microsoft operating systems, all you need to do is download a Linux distro like Ubuntu to keep you going.

But Since upgrading your computer from Windows 7 to Windows 8/10 is not a must, you can choose to run your computer on Win 7 even though exposure to security risks is a must due to lack of updates patches

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