Microsoft sends to rest Windows 7 and Windows 8 (4 years earlier)

Microsoft announces the end of support for the Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.x operating systems.

Windows 7

OS users started receiving notifications:“After 10 years, support for Windows 7 is close to ending. January 14, 2020 will be the last day that Microsoft offers security updates and technical support for computers running Windows 7. We know that change isn't always easy, which is why we're offering help ahead of time to back up your files and prepare for what's to come." .

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Such reminders will appear periodically. To avoid receiving them, you can click “Don’t remind me again.”

The latest update for Windows 7 is promisedrelease on January 14, 2020, after which the OS will no longer receive security updates. Of course, you can still use Windows 7 after this, but then you won’t receive updates, and system security will fall on your shoulders.

Windows 8

About the end of support for Windows 8 and Windows PhoneThe company announced 8.x even earlier. Then it was said that from July 1, 2019, updating applications for Windows Phone will stop, and from July 1, 2023 - for Windows 8.

However, Microsoft has now changed the dateson the official website, which is what users noticed. According to the new schedule, Windows 8 will stop receiving updates along with Windows Phone 8.x from July 1, 2019, that is, 4 years earlier. However, Windows 8.1 will continue to receive software updates until July 1, 2023, as originally planned.

What to do?

As we wrote above, users will continue to be able to use these OSes, but without updates. Microsoft itself advises switching to Windows 10.