New Windows 7 SP1 update starts End of Support countdown reminder

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Windows 7 is going out of support on the 14th January 2020, and hundreds of millions of PC users have still not made the move to Windows 10.

Microsoft is once again planning to prompt users to upgrade to the latest version of their desktop operating system, and have started the process today by pushing out KB4493132.

The so-called Windows 7 SP1 support notification “enables reminders about Windows 7 end of support.”

The optional update will be downloaded automatically to Windows 7 users who have automatic updates enabled.

Starting next month, if you are a Windows 7 user, you can expect to see a notification appear on your Windows 7 PC. Microsoft says this will only appear a “handful of times in 2019” and users will be able to select an option to “do not notify me again.”

Microsoft is also launching an information site about the upgrade options at, but notably, this does not include a free upgrade.

Are any of our readers still on Windows 7? Let us know your plans below.

Via WindowsLatest

More about the topics: End of support, windows 10, windows 7