All good things must come to an end, even Windows 7. As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7.
FAQs as of March 19,2019:
- What happens if you continue to use Windows 7?
- You can continue to use Windows 7, but once support ends, your PC will become more vulnerable to security risks. Windows will operate but you will stop receiving security and feature updates.
- Can Windows 7 still be activated after January 14th, 2020?
- Yes, but there is a catch. Since Windows 7 will now be considered end of life (EOL), there will be no security updates. This unfortunately means that every Windows computer running Windows 7 will be susceptible to malicious attacks.
- Can I upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 for free?
- Microsoft 365 Business comes with a free upgrade for users with a Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 Pro license on their device. By purchasing Microsoft 365 Business your users can upgrade all of their old Windows Pro licensed devices at no additional cost.