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The End of Windows 7 Support…What Does It Mean?

Support can be very important and helpful. The Red Cross offers support to people in desperate need. There are parenting support groups and even support pantyhose, but sorry to say that there will be no more support for Windows 7 after January 14, 2020. Microsoft committed to ten years of product support when it launched Windows 7, and – believe it or not – that was on October 22, 2009. Time sure does fly.

What this means to everyone who has not upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 is that there will be no more customer service to provide technical assistance, no more software updates from Windows Update that previously helped to protect your PC and no more new features. Additionally, since Internet Explorer serves as a component of the system on which it is installed, support for Internet Explorer will also cease at that time.

Consequently, it is strongly recommended that anyone currently operating with Windows 7 convert to Windows 10 before time is up. If not, you may find yourself in a situation in which you need service or support and it will no longer be available to you. For operational ease and compatibility, it is also recommended that you upgrade to a new, faster, more powerful device when you switch to Windows 10.

The free upgrade for Windows 10 expired at the end of July in 2016, but you can upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 on your current PC by purchasing and installing a full version of the software. It is not recommended because some Windows 7 devices may not be compatible with Windows 10, so you could experience reduced or zero capability.

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