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.
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