The Windows 7 End of Life is here. On January 14, 2020, Microsoft stopped updating or providing support for Windows 7.
While Windows 7 entering its End of Life phase doesn't mean your PC will suddenly stop working, it does mean that Windows 7 users will need to start thinking about finally moving on from Windows 7, either by upgrading to Windows 10 (or a Linux alternative) or buying a new PC.
We've put together a list of everything you need to know about Windows 7 End of Life, and in this guide, we'll show you how you can prepare for Windows 7 End of Life, and upgrade your PC with the minimum of fuss.
This decision by Microsoft isn’t surprising. The decade-old operating system, which launched on July 22, 2009, may have been incredibly popular – and it still is with recent reports from Netmarketshare suggesting that Windows 7 is still being used on 39% of all PCs. However, in the shadow of Windows 10’s success, it only makes sense for Microsoft to dedicate all their time and effort to improve the new OS.