Windows 7 Support End: Windows 7 is very special for Windows lovers. Many people have worked on this operating system. Due to its popularity, Microsoft had to extend its support for many years. Now Microsoft has decided to end the support. Along with Windows 7, support for 8.1 is also ending. What does this mean for a user?
10 January 2023 The date when Microsoft took a big decision. Microsoft announced the end of support for Windows 7 and 8.1. There are many people whose laptop or personal computer works on Windows 7 or 8.1. What does this decision of Microsoft mean for these people?
What does termination of support mean? The question is coming in the mind of many people that will their laptops no longer work? This does not mean that the support is over. The end of support means that laptops working on these operating systems will not get updates for security and bugs.
What is the meaning of End of Support of Windows?
When Microsoft ends support for a Windows system, it no longer releases security patches, bug fixes, or other updates for it. This means that computers running on these operating systems will not get any updates for protection from new threats.
Nor will they get updates to work smoothly with the latest drivers. Simply put, after the end of support, your computer will continue to work, but it will not get any new updates. Its disadvantage is that your system will not be able to fight with new threads and you can become a victim of hacking.
How long has been the journey of Windows 7?
Microsoft launched Windows 7 in the year 2009, whose update Microsoft was about to end in 2015. But considering its popularity, the support was extended till 2020. At the same time, Windows 7 has been extended for security updates till 2023, so that people can extend till Windows 10 or 11.
On the other hand, Windows 8.1 was released in the year 2013, which was supposed to get mainstream support till 2018. The company also extended its support till 2023, so that users can upgrade to the latest operating system, so Microsoft Windows 7 Support End.