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Windows 7 support end date

If you haven’t already heard, support for Windows 7 will end January 14, 2020. This may seem like a long time away but it will be here before we know it. So what does this mean? It means that Microsoft will no longer push out security updates for that operating system after the January 14 cutoff date. According to Microsoft, hundreds of millions of users will be affected by this change since Windows 7 is still one of the most popular operating systems available.  It is not recommended to continue using a Windows 7 PC after January 14th if you plan on being on the internet with that machine. Without security updates from Microsoft, your PC is more vulnerable for cyber-attacks. If you want to make sure your PC is up to date with the most recent security updates after January 14th, you’ll have to either upgrade to Windows 10, which may include purchasing new hardware, or purchase a new PC with Windows 10 installed. You can still use your PC after the January 14th cutoff date, but if you plan on being on the internet, it’s recommended to make the jump to Windows 10.