Microsoft said; we will discontinue Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences.
To discontinue Windows 7 support means Microsoft won’t issue any more software updates, including software patches that could prevent cyber attacks, to millions of computers.
Microsoft says on its website:
“While you could continue to use your PC running Windows 7, without continued software and security updates, it will be at greater risk for viruses and malware,
“In addition, Microsoft customer service will no longer be available to provide Windows 7 technical support.”
Microsoft initially offered a free upgrade until July 29, 2016. But, if you have a computer that’s more than three years old, Microsoft suggests buying a new computer that runs Windows 10.
According to Net application figures from December, 32.74% of all laptops and desktops still run Windows 7, behind Windows 10. Windows 10 runs on more than 900 million devices .
Newer Windows 10 computers have improved processors and other hardware that help the computer run faster. Sometimes upgrading an older computer to new software can result in slowness, or a lack of support for new features. for example, Windows 10 has new security options, such as facial recognition or fingerprint recognition to log in, that require new hardware .
This isn’t a surprise. Microsoft ended so-called mainstream support for Windows 7 in 2015, giving people who run the operating system, including doctor’s offices, banks and other institutions that hold sensitive customer information, security updates until now.