Windows 7 is still supported for another 5 years

Windows 7 logoContrary to headlines you may have read today, Microsoft isn't dropping support for Windows 7 today. The operating system is still supported and will continue to receive security updates for at least another five years.

Today is the last day of Windows 7's "mainstream support" period, with the operating system now entering "extended support." But the implications of this for most of us are negligible. Microsoft will no longer release new features for the operating system, but there's nothing new there: even during its mainstream support period, such updates were few and far between.

Windows 7 logo

No-cost phone support also comes to an end, but this too is essentially irrelevant to most Windows users. OEM preinstalled copies of Windows aren't generally eligible for phone support from Microsoft anyway, as it's up to the OEM to provide that assistance. Paid support options are unchanged, and they'll continue to be available for the duration of the extended support period.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows 7

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