Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. When this 10-year period ends, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. The specific end of support day for Windows 7 will be January 14, 2020. After that, technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC will no longer be available for the product. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 sometime before January 2020 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available.
What does end of support mean for me?
After January 14, 2020, if your PC is running Windows 7, it will no longer receive security updates. Therefore, it's important that you upgrade to a modern operating system such as Windows 10, which can provide the latest security updates to help keep you and your data safer. In addition, Microsoft customer service will no longer be available to provide Windows 7 technical support.
Can I upgrade my existing PC to Windows 10?
Yes in most cases, your Windows 7 license key can be compatible with Windows 10
How can I upgrade to Windows 10 for free?
The Windows 10 free upgrade offer ended on July 29, 2016. To get Windows 10 you will need to either purchase a new device or, if you have a compatible PC, purchase a full version of the software to upgrade your existing device.
What happens if I continue to use Windows 7?
If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Your PC will continue to start and run, but you will no longer receive software updates, including security updates, from Microsoft.
Can Windows 7 still be activated after January 14, 2020?
Windows 7 can still be installed and activated after end of support; however, it will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses due to the lack of security updates. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft strongly recommends that you use Windows 10 instead of Windows 7.
Will Internet Explorer still be supported on Windows 7?
Support for Internet Explorer on a Windows 7 device will also be discontinued on January 14, 2020. As a component of Windows, Internet Explorer follows the support lifecycle of the Windows operating system it’s installed on.
What if I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise?
If you are using Windows as part of a work environment, we recommend you check first with your IT department or see Windows 10 deployment support to learn more.
What about Windows 7 Embedded?
Windows for embedded devices such as ATMs or gas pumps have lifecycle dates that sometimes differ from versions of Windows that are used on PC devices.
Can I move my existing programs to a new Windows 10 PC?
For the best possible experience, we recommend doing a fresh installation of your programs and apps on your new Windows 10 PC. Microsoft Store has a variety of third-party apps that can be easily downloaded and installed.
But an upgrade of your existing Windows 7 is possible but some programs will need to be removed if not compatible.
How will Windows 7 end of support affect my Microsoft Office apps?
Your experience may be different depending on the Office version you're running. To learn more, see Windows 7 end of support and Office. It's important to note that Windows 7 itself will no longer receive security updates, leaving your device vulnerable to security threats. As such, if you're running Microsoft Office on a Windows 7 PC, we recommend you move to a new Windows 10 PC.
What should I do?
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9/30/2019 12:00:04 am
No matter how much I try to dismiss all negative thoughts, they always find a way to crawl to whatever new thing I am trying to focus on so I can get rid of them. Like I just finished saying maybe I was wrong about being negative and before I finished my sentence, another negative fact enters my mind and I go on a downward spiral back to my initial negative thought, only this time, deeper. Sometimes I sink so deep I am unable to arise for days. I am not sure how or when will this end.
10/14/2019 07:47:07 pm
How long are we going to trust someone we don't really see. Why do we trust someone we can't even talk to? Why do we put ahead of everything else someone we totally have no idea where that person is right now? Why am I allergic to just one cat. Oh well that came out of nowhere but right now I can hardly breathe and I am beginning to question God's love for me whenever this happens. Just because you question someone's love, it doesn't mean you don't love and respect Him right? Or I don't know about you.
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