Microsoft Ends Support For Windows 7 on January 2020, What Next?

Microsoft Windows 7 Ends Support
Microsoft Windows 7 Ends Support

Microsoft is going to end support for Windows 7

After 10 years, Microsoft has announced to end support for Windows 7 on 14th January 2020,  it was released on October 22, 2009. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 sometime before January 2020 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available.

Download Windows 10 here-

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 

What does it mean to end support?

When Windows 7 reaches end of support on January 14, 2020, your computer will still function but Microsoft will no longer provide the following:

  • Technical support for any issues
  • Software updates
  • Security updates or fixes

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.

Security

Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever built, with comprehensive end-to-end security that covers antivirus, firewall, internet protections, and more. This means more security features, dashboard displays, and ongoing updates to help safeguard against future threats—all built-in at no extra cost.

What To Do Next?

You need to upgrade your system from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

Windows 7 can still be installed and activated after end of support; however, it will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses due to the lack of security updates. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft strongly recommends that you use Windows 10 instead of Windows 7.

How can i Upgrade?

Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade offer ended on 29 July 2016, now you will have to buy a full version of Windows 10. For more security purchase Windows 10 pro instead of Windows 10.

Pro version comes with BitLocker and BitLocker go to encrypt your data. 

Instead of purchasing, i can give you an idea to do it Free.

Upgrade Windows 10 FREE.

“If you are running Windows 7 OS , just visit Windows 10 download page, and download the upgrade tool onto your PC. (You’ll have to accept the license terms.) Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium will upgrade to Windows 10 Home, while the other Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate editions will be replaced with Windows 10 Pro.

You can either perform an in-place upgrade to Windows 10 directly on the PC, or else download the tool onto a separate USB key (with at least 8GB of free space) or onto a CD-R or rewritable DVD. The latter option will allow you to upgrade multiple PCs. “

Steps:

If you’re running the tool on a different PC, or if you just want more flexibility, choose the second option and save the installation files to a USB drive or as an ISO file. According to Zdnet.

After the download is complete, double-click the ISO file to mount it and open a File Explorer window or, if you choose the option to create a bootable drive, open the USB flash drive in File Explorer and run Setup from there.

Now just follow the steps

It will not be as Product KEY, After setup is completed. You will get digital License to Windows 10. 

Here you can confirm Setting -> Update & Security -> Activation.

The license has been setup for specific computer, now you can reformat the Drive and can install the same edition of Windows 10 anytime.

You don’t need a Windows 10 Product key.”

You can use another Advance Operating Systems like Linux and Ubuntu.

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