Windows 7’s Mainstream Support Ends Tomorrow, Extended Support Ends Jan. 14, 2020

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Windows 7 is the most popular OS in the world and its mainstream support is ending tomorrow, Jan 13 2015.

What does it really mean?

  • After the end of mainstream support, Windows 7 will be under Extended Support period.
  • Extended Support ends Jan.14, 2020. Yes, another five years.
  • During this period, Microsoft will continue to release security updates to all users.
  • The only difference is that Microsoft will not release any new features as part of updates.
  • Microsoft will not release reliability and stability updates fixes too. However, enterprise organizations who have contracts like Software Assurance with Microsoft can have these updates.

What consumers should do?

  • Consumers are recommended to upgrade their systems to latest OS from Microsoft which is Windows 8.1.

Source: Microsoft

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