Support for Windows Comes To A Close in 2020 and Microsoft Wants You To Stop Delaying an Update.
April 2nd, 2019
It’s not exactly the Windows Update to end all updates, but it’s close. Windows 7 machines that downloaded the most recent round of official updates got one that doesn’t do much beyond telling you to stop using Windows 7. The way it’s supposed to work is that computers running Windows 7 will start getting pop-up notices beginning April 18 letting them know that all support for Windows 7 will end on Jan. 14, 2020.s.
This is Microsoft’s gentle (but not subtle) means of telling you that it’s high time to stop delaying and update Windows. But by now, you know this. Problem is, you’re one of hundreds of millions of places where Windows 7 is still running, and while there are some instances in which you can stick with it, in nearly every case you can’t. It’s reaching its end of life, and continuing to use it after next January will mean using a system that’s more and more vulnerable.
When 2020 comes around, Microsoft will stop providing security updates or fixes for Windows 7 users. If you’re thinking you might be able to continue using the system and get technical support for security issues, don’t hold on to that hope. Microsoft announced that it won’t provide technical support for any issues or software updates. You can continue to use Windows 7, but you would be severely vulnerable to malware and virus attacks. For a business, this can be detrimental.
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