After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer update or support Windows 7. The classic operating system, originally released on July 22, 2009, is now 10 years old, but it is still very popular on the market, netmarketshare points out that the operating system is being used on 28% of Windows PCs.
Microsoft has begun warning more consumers about upgrades, as support for Windows 7 ends in less than three months. In our virtual machines with Windows 7 Professional licenses, a termination notification for Windows 7 support was also poped up earlier today to alert users to the next steps.
The message reads: “Please note that Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows 7 after January 14, 2020, and we recommend that we start backing up files now to begin the upgrade process.” “The link provided with the prompt opens Microsoft’s dedicated page for Windows 7, listing the various reasons for making this change and sending a message.
But compared to the annoying tips of promoting Windows 10 in the past, luckily, this time Windows 7 users can cancel this notification by checking the “Don’t remind me again” box.
If you’re one of the people who’s been notified, it’s time to start preparing for the end of Your Windows 7.