The Windows 7 era is coming to an end. In fact, the end is very near. It is tomorrow. This may just be the perfect time to stop pondering and upgrade your PC to Windows 10. Microsoft is set to end the support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. That means any PCs or laptops running Windows 7 post that date will not get any new updates, bug fixes, security patches or even technical help by the Microsoft customer service. And of course, no new features either. Microsoft wants to solely focus on Windows 10 heading into the new decade, and will be developing new features as well as giving it all the attention required in terms of security updates, patches, performance boosts and more. The good news for you is, you can still upgrade your PC to Windows 10, for free. Here is how to go about it.
Microsoft’s support web pages have revealed that Microsoft will discontinue its support so that they can focus on supporting newer technologies and creating better experiences. As a replacement, the tech giant recommended users to install Windows 10 sometime before January 2020. “After January 14, 2020, if your PC is running Windows 7, it will no longer receive security updates. Therefore, it’s important that you upgrade to a modern operating system such as Windows 10, which can provide the latest security updates to help keep you and your data safer. In addition, Microsoft customer service will no longer be available to provide Windows 7 technical support. Related services for Windows 7 will also be discontinued over time. For example, certain games such as Internet Backgammon and Internet Checkers as well as Electronic Program Guide for Windows Media Center are scheduled to be discontinued in January 2020,” says Microsoft’s support documentation for Windows 7.