In the year 2009, Windows 7 stepped out into the world of computers and it has been loved by everyone since. After Windows XP, Windows 7 was the most popular OS for PC and laptops around the world.
Perhaps the best product to come out of the house of Microsoft, Windows 7 was known for its impeccable performance and security – and it was also simple and easy to use while being quite useful.
Microsoft has said goodbye to Windows 7
11 years of awesomeness comes to an end as Microsoft will be ending support for Windows 7 on January 14th, which is today. Although the announcement was made long ago, many people were unaware of this and have been taken by surprise that Windows 7 will be unsupported from now on.
Microsoft is urging people to upgrade to Windows 10, which has more comprehensive features and continued support. You can either buy a copy of Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store, but there is also a way to get the update for free if you are a licensed user.
What will happen to Windows 7 systems now?
Microsoft ending support for Windows 7 means that there will be no more security updates, no new feature updates, no software support. Some people may cherish the idea of not getting regular Windows updates, but this means that your system will be exposed to malware and virus because the security features will be no longer supported.
You can still use your computer
Some features will be completely disabled, but that wouldn’t affect the way you use your computer.
You can still browse the web and use your computer normally. Most of the existing applications and features will keep working as long as they can keep up with the rapidly improving technology.
What to do if you are using Windows 7?
Simplest thing to do right now is to upgrade to Windows 10, where Microsoft will be putting all their support and resources, adding new features and enhanced security systems since they can invest more into Windows 10 now.
You can buy a new copy of Windows 10 from the Microsoft store, considering it is supported on your system. If you have bought a PC or laptop recently, then it most probably already has an authentic Windows 10.
Here’s how to get Windows 10 for free from the Microsoft store
If you are a licensed user then you can get a free and authentic copy of Windows 10 via digital download. Here’s how to do it step by step:
- Go to the Windows 10 download page on the Microsoft official website
- Get the Media Creation Tool
- Run the app, accept terms and conditions, and then click on “Upgrade this PC”
- Click on “Next” and select “Keep personal files and app”
- Wait for the download and installation to be completed
- Now you can activate Windows 10 from the Windows Update section
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