Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 support will end on January 14, 2020, a little over 16 months away – the clock is ticking!
That does not mean that the Windows 7 operating system on your laptop or PC will cease to work. It means that there will be no support. Which support is actually a pretty big deal.
After January 2020, there will be no more regular security updates for systems running Windows 7. Your system will continue to operate, but you will be more vulnerable to security hacks like Ransomware. Also, customer service for technical support will not be available for any problems that may occur after January 2020.
Microsoft released Windows 7, October of 2009. It has been well received as a strong and robust operating system favored by many. Microsoft’s 10 year commitment to provide support for Windows 7 is what is at issue, ending January 2020.