Windows 7 SP1 extended support ends on January 14, 2020

The Redmond software giant is ending support for its most popular product ever - Windows 7. An update on the Windows lifecycle fact sheet page points that Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will stop receiving updates on January 14, 2020.

As you may remember, support for Windows 7 RTM without service packs ended on April 9, 2013. On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will terminate support for Windows 7 SP1. The OS can be considered classic software and it is widely used by users all over the world.

Mainstream support for Windows 7 ended back in 2015. Since that time the OS hasn't received any new feature.

After January 14, 2020, Windows 7 PCs will stop receiving security updates. They will become more vulnerable to security risks. Windows will operate but your data may stay insecure.

Windows 7 remains very popular operating system as of this writing. This will eventually change, since Microsoft is not interested in supporting or selling Windows 7 any more. Windows 10 is the only version that is allowed to be sold and licensed. Microsoft has also shifted their attention to the Software-as-a-Service business model with Windows 10 and Office 365.

Support us

Winaero greatly relies on your support. You can help the site keep bringing you interesting and useful content and software by using these options:

If you like this article, please share it using the buttons below. It won't take a lot from you, but it will help us grow. Thanks for your support!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.