Microsoft Ending Windows 7 Support On Jan. 13, 2015

July 15, 2014 Timothy Uncategorized

Woah! Deja vu! Didn’t Microsoft just end support for Windows XP? Yep! And if you upgraded to Windows 7, you may just get the opportunity to upgrade again.

Microsoft is ending mainstream support (patches and fixes) for most users of Windows 7 on Jan. 13, 2015. Business users who purchased an extended service agreement will continue to receive updates and support. Security updates for all users will continue until 2020.

With security updates continuing until January 2020, there’s not an immediate need to upgrade. Should you decide to upgrade, you should know that Windows 8 can run in Desktop mode which eliminates the busy “tile” look associated with Windows 8. Industry analysts are forecasting Windows 9 may be the better upgrade choice when it becomes available in 2015.

Source: In Six Months, Microsoft Will Pull The Plug On Some Parts Of Windows 7 Support


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