In 2009, Windows 7 was officially released, because its hardware configuration requirements are not high, became the choice of many mainstream models at that time. A blink of an eye, ten years have passed. On January 14, 2020, Windows 7 will officially retire from the historical arena, and Microsoft will stop maintaining the system from that day on. Microsoft officially announced the news in March, giving users enough time to consider and choose.
Microsoft says users can still continue to use computers running Windows 7, but without ongoing software and security updates, computers are at greater risk of viruses and malware attacks.
In fact, Microsoft’s move is aimed at getting more users to switch to Windows 10.
Windows 7 can also be used, is no longer support
Recently, Microsoft announced that it will stop supporting Windows 7 from January 14, 2020, and advised users to update to Windows 10.
In a brief statement on its website, Microsoft said: “After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security upgrades or support for Computers installed with Windows 7.” Upgrade to Windows 10 now to keep your employees productive and safe. “
After you end support for Windows 7, your PC can continue to work, but will no longer provide the following:
Technical support for any issues;
Security updates or fixes.
Without ongoing software and security updates, Microsoft says computers are at greater risk of viruses and malware attacks. Starting now, the best way to stay safe is to use Win10. Although Wind10 can be installed on legacy devices, this is not recommended. Using a new PC is the best way to experience Wind10.
Current users who want to safely use Windows 7, will need to pay to buy security patches, the Professional version of each device charges $50 (about 350 yuan), enterprises and institutions users can extend for three years, the price of patches will increase year by year.
The global Win10 market share is now 53.33 per cent, compared with 26.86 per cent for Wind7, according to November data released by NetMarketShare, a market research firm. Even some users are still using the aging Windows XP operating system (1.85 percent of the market).
The Win10 system was officially launched on July 29, 2015, and in December 2018, Win10’s market share reached 39.22%, surpassing Windows 7, which was then 36.9%, more than three years after Win10 was released.
Win10 system slots more
Windows 7 is a better-known version of Windows. Although Microsoft has long encouraged users to upgrade to Windows 10, there are still a large number of consumers who refuse to upgrade on the grounds that it is “difficult to use.”
The previous version of Windows 7, Windows Vista, was one of Microsoft’s biggest changes to Windows, laying the foundation for subsequent Windows systems. However, due to the tight development schedule, Vista had a number of problems after it went public at the end of 2006. Three years later, Windows 7 focused on improving Vista’s problems to save consumers’ hearts with a stable and fluid system.
To the outside world, Win10 has not completely replaced Windows 7 primarily because of its various bugs, such as its frequent automatic updates, and updates can also lead to a series of problems such as the loss of flash files. In the November update of Win10, a user search for a file causes the file browser’s search bar to be unresponsive and cannot be right-clicked in the search pane, prompting many complaints.
All in all, the stability of the Win10 system is still the object of long-term user problems, in the image display and hardware configuration and other aspects of compatibility also need to be improved.
In January, Microsoft announced that it had tested 41,000 software and only 49 of the win10’s incompatible software, in other words, only 0.1% of the software in Microsoft’s data had compatibility problems with win10. But that doesn’t mean that a loyal user of Windows 7 will buy the win10 bill.
At home, the desktop operating system is still the world of Windows 7. According to the latest data from Baidu’s Statistical Traffic Research Institute, Windows 7 still accounts for 58.5 percent of the market, or nearly 60 percent, and Win10 system share is 21.68 percent. This was followed by xp systems with a share of 6.73 per cent.
Notably, in 2009, when The Wind7 went on sale, the smartphone trend had arrived, and the world had begun to transform from the traditional Internet to the mobile Internet era, with mobile device systems becoming the world of iOS and Android. In Wind10, you can see Microsoft’s efforts to make Windows operating system compatible with the desktop and mobile side, but in the mobile space, Microsoft still has a long way to go.