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Windows 7 users to get notified about end of support date | UPD: now live

23 April 2019 4

UPDATE (April 23rd, 2019):

Microsoft has finally started to show warning pop-ups to Windows 7 users. These pop-ups are intended to alert users about the end of support for Windows 7 which will happen on January 14th, 2020. It means that post this date, Microsoft will stop providing security updates, fixes, and technical support to Windows 7 users.

The pop-up also has a link which when clicked takes users to a page suggesting them to upgrade to Windows 10. It is the latest Windows version which has been around for a few years now.

Original (March 13th, 2019)

There was a time when Windows 7 was considered to be one of the most successful Windows build ever and enjoyed the most market share among Windows builds though that’s not the case anymore. Windows 10 took over Windows 7 in market share back in December 2018. The company is encouraging the Window 7 users to upgrade on Windows 10 and to do so, it is taking away features from Windows 7.

Windows 7 support would be taken away by 2020 and the Silicon Valley tech giant would soon send out notifications to Windows 7 users starting from next month. Being said as the ‘courtesy reminders’, Microsoft would send out notifications in April for the end of support period after 14th January 2020.

The only users who would be getting extended security updates would be education and business customers, though they’d have to pay high prices for that. This notification won’t be as pushy as the ‘Upgrade to Windows 10 campaign’ that many believed were like malware, though this time, Windows 7 users would instead get a notification with a link to Microsoft.com/windows7, guiding people how to better place themselves and prepare for the last days of the aged operating system.

While users would have the option to choose ‘do not remind me again’, in case they don’t select it, they’d get the same notification a handful of times in 2019 while after the January date in 2020, all notifications would stop. Have you upgraded to Windows 10 yet? Let us know in the comment section below.



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