Microsoft is preparing to end support for Windows 7

Sep 23, 2017 | 11:06 am

Published by | Chandan Singh

This year, the most popular desktop operating system Windows 7 will be 8 years old. For her, this means a quick end to official support.So, it became known that it is scheduled for January 2020. In fact, the main support for this OS ended a couple of years ago, and now it is in the status of “extended” support: for Windows 7, still major bug fixes and security updates are released. The end of full support means stopping the release of any updates at all.

Microsoft is actively encouraging users to migrate to their new version of the operating system, which currently occupies 25% of the share of desktop OS in the world. Microsoft notes that Windows 7 no longer meets modern standards and requirements, and the use of legacy and unsupported operating systems leads to an increase in maintenance costs.

“Windows 7 is gradually becoming obsolete.This system can no longer meet the latest requirements of modern technologies, and also meet the requirements for the security of IT services,” said Markus Nichke, the head of Windows in the German branch of Microsoft. “As in the case of Windows XP, we recommend companies in advance to take measures to move to a new OS, in order to avoid unnecessary risk and financial losses. “

As advantages of Windows 10, the company also mentions the support of the latest chipsets from Intel, AMD and Qualcomm.