It’s time to hurry up and switch to Windows 10
Windows 7 has one month left before it is no longer supported with security updates. Windows 7 support will officially end on January 14, 2020.
Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it’s no longer supported. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to update, upgrade or make other changes to your software.Windows lifecycle fact sheet
The above Windows lifecycle fact sheet shows that Windows 7 has been generally available since October 22, 2009. Eventually, the Windows 7 end of sales date for PCs with Windows preinstalled was October 31, 2014, for Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate, followed by October 31, 2016, for Windows 7 Professional.
Obviously, many users over the years made the switch to Windows 8 and then to Windows 10.
If you’re still loving your old familiar Windows 7 desktop, that’s great, however, the reality is that you’ll need to start thinking about upgrading to Windows 10, or better still – buying a new PC or Windows device with Windows 10 preinstalled.
For play or for work?
If you’re a Windows 7 user who uses Windows 7 at home, it’ll soon be time to buy a new Windows 10 PC. This is suitable advice if your PC came with Windows 7 preinstalled, or if your PC is at least 6 years old. I personally love fixing and upgrading old PC’s to breathe new life into them, but a newer PC with newer hardware will be more ideal for hosting the latest Windows 10 OS that Microsoft has to offer.
If you’re using Windows 7 at work, then you might benefit from the following support pages at Microsoft:
The Windows IT Pro Center has information to get you up and running, including the chance to evaluate Windows 10 for free for 90 days.
Enterprise customers who rely on Office might also consider the Microsoft 365 `Now is the time to shift’ page, which includes a Modern desktop deployment checklist to get you started.
Did you know that Windows 7 has one month left? Have you already upgraded to Windows 10? Are you happy with Windows 10 compared to previous versions of Windows? Are you a Windows Insider who enjoys testing the latest and greatest Windows 10 enhancements?
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Grant is the webmaster here and a longtime computer enthusiast. He enjoys building new PCs and fixing old ones. Originally from the UK, Grant lives in Japan, teaches English, and is a part-time vegetable farmer. Lesser-known history about him includes getting his Commercial Helicopter License CPL(H) in the US and being a caregiver in the disabled community. Grant enjoys playing Apex Legends.