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Windows 7 will lose extended support in less than a year

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Windows 7 will lose its extended support in less than a year

Windows 7 will lose extended support in less than a year

Every Windows OS has a life cycle, and that cycle is coming to an end for Windows 7, which now has less than a year's worth of extended support remaining.

After this time if over, Windows 7 will no longer be updated, leaving the OS open to exploitation once any new security holes are uncovered for the platform. Mainstream support for Windows 7 ended on January 13th 2015, but on January 14th 2020, extended support will be ended, officially retiring the OS. 

This means that security conscious Windows users will need to move to Windows 10, which currently receives major updates twice a year alongside smaller updates that are delivered on a monthly basis. At this time Windows 10 has no end date for official support, as Microsoft currently has no plans to replace Windows 10 with a new operating system. Each Windows 10 feature update will be supported for 18 months, after which users will be forced to upgrade to the OS' latest version to receive continued support. 

  

Windows 7 will lose extended support in less than a year  


Windows 7 users have one year to upgrade their OS before Microsoft's official support for the OS ends, a factor which will likely drive new PC sales in the coming quarters, especially once consumers learn of Windows 7's limited shelf life. Have you been holding off on Windows 10 until now? Well, Microsoft is about to force your hand. 
 
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14-01-2019, 13:40:45

looz
Those who want a more "W7 like" W10 should look into Windows 10 LTSC. Though obtaining the license is tricky for a consumer.Quote

14-01-2019, 14:18:11

tgrech
LTSC is a modified version of WinIoT(Formerly EmbeddedOS), hardware support is limited, it rarely supports modern hardware and does not get updates for modern hardware backported to each release(And is not meant to be updated), it does not have or get up to date security features, it has no support for Windows Store, which means some modern applications & games can't be installed at all, soon it loses support for MS Office. No one should be using LTSC on something loosely resembling a desktop, basically, and certainly not one you ever plan to modify the hardware of.

But with some free remastering tools you can easily & legally remove all of Win10's bloat prior to installation, and with third party software get any other bits of Win7 you miss brought back for you.Quote
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