Updated: Jan 20
Microsoft on Wednesday said its Windows 7 operating system will not get security and technical updates from January 14, 2020, onwards and users should shift to its latest software.
Microsoft also said that it is working with computer manufacturing companies like Dell and HP for making devices available at affordable prices and also working on options to roll out buyback or exchange offers.
"Support for Windows 7 will close on January 14, 2020. This means that after this, the operating system will not get security and technical updates. So, the risk of using the computer devices running on it will increase," Group Director of Microsoft India Farhana Haque said at a press con ference.
The consumers should buy Windows 10 based PC, laptop or tablet in such a situation, which are more secure with updated features, she added.
Citing a report of TechAisle, Haque said in India, micro and small medium enterprises spend an average of Rs 93,500 to maintain a computer which is over four-year-old, whereas the cost of maintenance is enough to replace it with three or more modern PCs.
If you are still using Windows 7 on your PC, there is some important news for you. Microsoft is ending support for the OS on all computers and laptops. The action is taking place as the company is planning to focus more on Windows 10 going in the new decade. The support for Windows 7 will end on January 14, 2020. This means that the US tech giant will no longer be issuing patches or fixes for it, unless in very extreme circumstances.
Microsoft's support web pages have revealed that Microsoft will discontinue its support so that they can focus on supporting newer technologies and creating better experiences. As a replacement, the tech giant recommended users to install Windows 10 sometime before January 2020.
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