Windows 7 Support Will End Soon!

Every product has an expiry date. This time it’s for one of the most popular operating system, Windows 7.

Post windows XP, this is the most appreciated and used OS by the people across the globe.

After 10 successful years, support for Windows 7 is coming to an end on 14 January 2020.

What going to end related to Windows 7

  1. Technical support for any issues
  2. Software updates
  3. Security updates or fixes or service packs

What does this mean?

  1. 14th January 2020, windows 7 becomes End-Of-Life
  2. PC will continue to work as normal
  3. No more security updates from Microsoft for Windows7
  4. Your PC will be much more vulnerable to new Viruses and Malware

So there is no one stopping you in using windows 7 BUT it will be great RISK for malware and viruses.

What are your options?

Option 1: Upgrade your operating system to Windows 10. However, before you proceed for upgrade please have a look at below system requirements

Here’s what it takes to upgrade to Windows 10 on your PC:

1.Latest OS: Make sure you’re running the latest version—like Windows 7 SP1

      Find out which version you’re running. <– click here

      Need the latest version? Download Windows 7 SP1 <– click here

2. Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC

3. RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit

4. Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS or 20 GB for 64-bit OS

5. Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver

6. Display: 800 x 600

Want to know more about this? please click here

Option 2: If you are planning for a new PC, then go for it. Now a days all PCs are coming with Windows 10 OS.

Can I extend the support?

There are buzzwords on the internet that you can extend the support with the help of Microsoft as a Paid service. However, we didn’t find any such statement from Microsoft as on date.

You may refer below link to have a piece of detailed information which is last updated on 02-Aug-2019

https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/4057281/windows-7-support-will-end-on-january-14-2020

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