Starting January 14, 2020, devices running Windows 7 (and earlier) will lose Microsoft support. So what does that mean for the average consumer? Microsoft’s official statement is that your PC “will become more vulnerable to security risks” and will no longer provide any form of technical support because there are no more “security and quality updates.”
It is important to make it clear that this statement applies only to regular users, and if the enterprise device has a genuine Windows 7 system and pays Microsoft more for extended support, it will be able to continue to receive security update support until January 2023. Typically, however, the average user does not pay this fee for additional extended support.
Support for IT professionals
Businesses, including Windows 7 Pro and Windows 7 Enterprise, can pay Microsoft for additional extension support. Extended Security Updates starts in January 2020 and users can continue to register “at any time within three years of the offer.”
Support for individual users
Windows 7 has been released on October 22, 2009 and has been in the works for more than 10 years. During this commitment deadline (January 2020), users will find that Microsoft will no longer support or update Microsoft applications in that operating system or operating system.
At the same time, Microsoft is about to stop supporting Office 2010. Microsoft will stop technical support on October 13, 2020, and users are advised to upgrade as soon as possible. Spiceworks, in a 2017 survey, ranked First among the many businesses surveyed, office 2010 with an 83% adoption rate. This was followed by Office 2007, with a adoption rate of 68% (PS: Statistics found that the Office version in the enterprise is usually mixed, so the share added up is not 100%).
From Microsoft’s point of view, the first suggestion is of course Office 365, the current National Bank of China personal subscription price 398/ year, home version of 498 yuan / year, the commercial version of 60 yuan / month. As for Office 2019, home version 748 yuan, small business version 1998 yuan, professional version 5298 yuan.
Need to upgrade Windows 10
If you want to upgrade to use Windows 10 systems, users need a processor of at least 1GHz, 1GB (32-bit) /2GB (64-bit) memory, compatibility with DirectX 9 or later, and graphics graphics that support WDDM 1.0 drivers. In addition, the display must be more than 800 x 600 resolution, and may require the Internet to download Windows 10 mirror first.