On January 13, Microsoft’s website said it would end support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. After that, Windows 7 can continue to get up and running, and the PC that uses the system doesn’t go down immediately. However, computers running Windows 7 will not be able to obtain subsequent updates and technical support, including new security updates, non-security hot patches, free or paid support options, and online technical updates, which will put your computer at greater risk of viruses and malware attacks.
(Original title: Market share is still nearly 30%, Microsoft will officially terminate support for Win7)
Screenshot of Microsoft’s official website
Microsoft said it had committed 10 years of product support when it released Windows 7 in October 2009. Now that 10 years have expired, stopping support for Windows 7 allows resources to focus on newer technologies and new experiences.
Microsoft points out that the best way to keep your PC safe is to use Windows 10, which was first launched with a free upgrade, but it’s over. Therefore, Microsoft suggests that using a new PC is the best way to experience Windows 10.
In early December 2019, Windows 10 system market share reached 54.62 percent, while Windows 7 came in second at 26.64 percent, according to a report released in early January by Netmarketshare, a market research firm.
In addition, Apple’s macOS X 10.15 was the third largest with a market share of 4.23%, while Windows 8.1 still had 3.63% of the market, followed by macOS X 10.14 with a market share of 3.5%.