Tuesday, 15 January 2019 10:17

Microsoft to end Windows 7 support, updates next year

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Microsoft to end Windows 7 support, updates next year Courtesy Microsoft

Microsoft will end support and updates for Windows 7 on 14 January next year, the company says, advising users to switch to Windows 10 in order to "keep the good times rolling".

The company said Windows 7 users could upgrade to Windows 10 on their existing hardware, and obtain a full licence, if the hardware met certain requirements.

But the company said it would be better to move to a new PC with Windows 10 in order to take advantage of new hardware capabilities in the latest version of its operating system.

Unless a user's existing hardware fails, he or she can continue to use Windows 7 after 14 January 2020, Microsoft said, but there would be no security and feature updates.

Additionally, it would also be possible to install and activate Windows 7 after that date.

However, support for Internet Explorer on Windows 7 devices would be discontinued a year from yesterday.

Users who want to obtain support and updates after the cut-off date will have to pay, with the sum to be paid increasing each year up to three years after which the support would end.


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