Microsoft Will Shut Down Windows 7 Support In Precisely One Year From Now

Despite the fact that Windows 10 is now the most prevalent operating system of Microsoft, Windows 7 is still popular among some users and in some regions of the world. However, if you’re now using Windows 7, you should consider upgrading to Windows 10 (would be useless to get Windows 8, obviously) because in precisely one year from now, on January 14th, 2020, Microsoft will shut down Windows 7 support.

That would mean that as of January 14th, 2020, Windows 7 users won’t get any new updates and security patches for their operating system. Thus, it would be smart to upgrade to Windows 10 before the before-mentioned date. Not only that Windows 10 is much better than Windows 7, but there are a whole bunch of programs, including games, that run smoother on Windows 10 or just don’t run on previous versions of the operating system.

Windows 7 rolled out in 2009, and it has been one of the most popular operating systems released by Microsoft since then.

Microsoft Will Shut Down Windows 7 Support In Precisely One Year From Now

At the end of 2018, according to some recent statistics, Windows 10 has begun to gain traction, surpassing Windows 7 in popularity. According to the data, Windows 10 is now holding a 39.2 percent of the desktop OS market, while Windows 7 comes second with 36.9 percent.

Nonetheless, Windows 7 is a very smooth operating system and less demanding than Windows 10. For that reason, among others, there are still many users out there using it. But that would soon change since they must upgrade to Windows 10 to be up-to-date with the latest security patches.

As we’ve already mentioned before, as of January 14th, 2020, in one year from now, precisely, Microsoft will shut down Windows 7 support. Therefore, you should upgrade your computer to Windows 10 before that date or, why not, get a new, more performant PC or laptop with Windows 10 pre-installed.


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