To quote Microsoft, “All good things must come to an end, even Windows 7”.
From Jan 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7, which means no more ‘free’ security updates for this software.
Windows 7 was released in 2009 and is still one of the most widely used desktop operating systems, however Windows 10 is far more advanced in terms of security and features.
As long as hardware is compatible with Windows 10, a Windows 10 license can be purchased to upgrade Windows 7 but to take full advantage of the latest hardware capabilities, we recommend purchasing a new device running Windows 10.
For most users, buying a new device running Windows 10 is the best option. Hardware today is much faster and more secure, with the average computer price much cheaper than 5-10 years go.
Windows 7 can still be used after Jan 14th, 2020, but it is not advisable. Jan 14th, 2020, is also the day Microsoft ends support for Server 2008 and Exchange 2010.
Another date for the diary is October 13th, 2020, when Microsoft Office 2010 will no longer be supported.
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