Finally, Microsoft starts pushing notifications to Windows 7 users, asking them to upgrade their Windows OS.
The software giant had already made an announcement that Windows 7 support is coming to an end on January 14, 2020. The company will be withdrawing support for the operating system version. They will stop releasing software updates, technical support, and any kind of security updates or bug fixes for Windows 7.
And now Windows 7 user starts getting notifications from Microsoft to upgrade their system to the latest Windows 10 operating system. The company advises its users to switch to Windows 10- the latest OS from Microsoft, that too after getting a new computer.
The notification first popped up in the morning of April 18, 2019. A Reddit thread also confirms that some Windows 7 users received the notification on April 18.
Whenever the Windows 7 user boots their system, a notification with the title “After 10 years, support for Windows 7 is nearing an end” is displayed on the screen along with the date when the support for Windows 7 ends.
After 10 years, support for Windows 7 is nearing the end.
January 14, 2020, is the last day Microsoft will offer security updates and technical support for computers running Windows 7. We known can be difficult, that's why we're reaching out early to help you back up your files and prepare for what's next.
The notification also has a learn more button which leads to Microsoft’s web page. The webpage has details regarding the end of service and lists down options for the users after the OS retires.
The company explained,
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. Going forward, the best way for you to stay secure is on Windows 10. And the best way to experience Windows 10 is on a new PC. While it is possible to install Windows 10 on your older device, it is not recommended.
After withdrawing the support, the OS will be at a higher risk for viruses and Malware since there will be no security updates.
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