Saturday, 18 January, 2020

Microsoft ends support for Windows 7

Windows 7 Window 7 End Of Life: How To Upgrade To Windows 10 For Free
Cecil Davis | 13 January, 2020, 14:23

While the switch from Windows 7 to Windows 10 without hardware upgrades isn't impossible given the two share almost the same system requirements, Microsoft says that a Surface allows you to enjoy the full package.

How to switch to Windows 10?

While Microsoft generally makes you purchase any Windows upgrade, but here is how you can upgrade your system from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free.

The good old Windows 7 is going away in nearly a day.

If you are still one of those with Windows 7 installed on your PC then the advice is pretty clear - upgrade now or face the risks.

Theoretically, if there is an incident large enough, such as WannaCry, Microsoft could provide a single patch for Windows 7, but this is not the kind of thing to count on (and in any case, it will be delivered after the event, and possibly too late to help).

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Windows 10 introduced the concept for UWP apps to the world, which, by the way, didn't perform as intended, forcing Microsoft to take a few steps back.

Note: Windows 10 upgrade will not work on unlicensed or cracked versions of Windows 7. It includes Windows Defender and Security, Windows Hello, dark mode, Focus Assist, among others that are available on the genuine version of Windows 10.

"This ensures compatibility with newer software and hardware and at the end of the day, if your data's important to you the upfront costs are more affordable than trying to recover lost/stolen data".

Plenty of Windows 7 fans have been upset by the fact that Microsoft will stop offering support for the notorious operating system starting on January 14. Security updates are crucial in this algorithm and can prevent you from the plague of viruses, malware, and different kinds of cyber threats that might attack your system. Windows 10 receives a tonne of bug fixes and patches on the way until it is supported by Microsoft.

Microsoft said the problems must directly influence the OS following the update. Still, it's estimated that Windows 7 is still running on hundreds of millions of computers across the globe.