Microsoft has announced the termination of support for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.x operating systems.
OS users began to receive alerts: “After 10 years, support for Windows 7 is nearing completion. January 14, 2020 will be the last day when Microsoft offers security updates and technical support for computers running Windows 7. We know that change is not always easy, which is why we offer help in advance with creating backup copies of files and preparing for the future. ” .
Such reminders will be displayed periodically. To not receive, you can click "Do not remind me again."
The latest update for Windows 7 promisesrelease January 14, 2020, after which the OS will cease to receive security updates. Of course, it will be possible to use Windows 7 after that, just then you will not receive updates, and the security of the system will fall on your shoulders.
About discontinuing support for Windows 8 and Windows Phone8.x The company stated even earlier. Then it was said that from July 1, 2019, the update of applications for Windows Phone would stop, and from July 1, 2023 - for Windows 8.
However, now Microsoft has changed the dates toofficial site, as noted by users. Under the new schedule, Windows 8 will cease to receive updates with Windows Phone 8.x - from July 1, 2019, that is, 4 years earlier. At the same time, Windows 8.1 will continue to receive software updates until July 1, 2023, as originally planned.
What to do?
As we wrote above, users can continue to use these operating systems, but without updates. Microsoft itself advises to switch to Windows 10.