Microsoft is now showing End of Support notifications to Windows 7 users

After 10 years of servicing, Microsoft will be ending the support for Windows 7 next year. In case you have been living under a rock, you should know that Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 after January 14th, 2020. The company expects individuals to upgrade to Windows 10 to receive future feature and security updates.

Earlier this year, Microsoft released an optional KB4493132 cumulative update which adds a notification reminding users to upgrade to Windows 10. The good thing is that folks over at The Windows Club found a way to disable the notification if you’re not ready to upgrade to Windows 10 just yet. If you’re seeing the notification and want to disable it, here’s how you can make that happen.

  • Open Registry Editor by typing regedit in the Run prompt followed by the Enter key.
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx
  • Right-click on the right pane, and create a DWORD(32-bit) with name DisableGwx
  • Once created, double click on it to change the value, and set it as 1.
  • Next, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
  • Right-click on the right pane, and create a DWORD(32-bit) with name DisableOSUpgrade
  • Once created, double click on it to change the value, and set it as 1.

Microsoft did provide an option to never remind again but it seems like the option is not showing up for everyone. In any case, we don’t recommend holding off upgrades as they usually patch known vulnerabilities that might expose your data.

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