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What End of Support for Windows 7 means

Windows 7 support days are numbered, After 10 years, support for Windows 7 is coming to an end. Microsoft notified its customers.
The company confirmed that Windows 7 support will end on 14 January 2020 .
However this doesn’t mean your computer will stop functioning after the said date. Windows 7 will still run but you will nolonger receive software updates, Technical support for any issues including security updates from Microsoft.

When it comes to the unavailability to receive security updates,that means there will be a greater risk for your PC to be attacked by viruses and malware.
Going forward, the best way for you to stay secure is on Windows 10. And the best way to experience Windows 10 is on a new PC. While it is possible to install Windows 10 on your older device, it is not recommended.

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However, the lack of movement from Windows 7 users suggests Windows 10’s gains are coming from elsewhere – most likely macOS.

One reason that so many people are still using Windows 7 is the unpopularity of Windows 8, which launched on 26 October 2012.

Windows 8 included a lot of innovations to convert an old desktop operating system into an touch-screen interface fit for use on smartphones and tablets.

However, the new-look for Windows was widely hated by PC users, due to the removal of the Start button and a new full-screen experience that largely hid the desktop.
With the launch of Windows 10 in 2015, the company did indeed give users back both the Start button and the desktop. It also offered to let users upgrade to Windows 10 for free .

But many people refused to take the company up on the offer, preferring to stick with what they knew.

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