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Windows 7 End Of Life

The widely used Windows 7 operating system is nearing the end of its life! Yes, you read it right; it has now entered into the last phase of existence. Many people have already upgraded their computers to the latest Windows 10 operating system years ago. But still, Windows 7 is running on millions of computers all over the world. The “Windows 7 End Of Life” means there won’t be any software updates and fixes for this OS from Microsoft. You can still run the Windows 7 OS on your computer with old features and software. In short, you will not be able to install and use any latest software on your Windows 7 computer.

Windows 7 End Of Life

Why do People Love Windows 7?

The most important fact to be noticed is that, even after the launch of Windows 10, many people preferred to use Windows 7. Do you know why? Unlike other OS types, the Windows 7 OS operates based on the user’s needs. Its cost-effectiveness, simple installation process, partner opportunities to offer high-value recurring services, and other features made people choose and use Windows 7.

On January 13, 2015, Microsoft had stopped the mainstream support for Windows 7 and following that only the necessary patches and security updates were released. That too was stopped on January 14, 2020, thus ending the life of the operarting system. That means any issue found on your Windows 7 computer will never get fixed.

If you are still using the Windows 7 OS on your computer, then you are probably using a dead OS. So, the chances of losing your data and exposing your system to risk are high. For example, if anyone finds a security vulnerability on your Windows 7 computer, then they can easily take advantage of it and put you at risk.

What if your PC still runs on Windows 7?

Windows 7 End of Life – You can update your current Windows 7 computer to Windows 10. For this, the minimum system requirements mentioned below should be met. 

  1. Processor:1 GHz or above 
  2. RAM:1GB for 32 bit and 2GB for 64-bit
  3. Hard disk space:16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  4. Graphics card:DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  5. Display:800*600 resolution

If your Windows computer does not meet the above-mentioned system requirements, then you have to get a new PC.

Before you begin the Windows 7 to Windows 10 OS upgrade process, make sure to back up all important files stored on your Windows 7 computer. Because while moving to the new OS, the data stored on your hard drive will be erased completely. So, to avoid data loss it is suggested to back up your data.

But you can still continue to work with Windows 7 if you’re 100% sure that your PC is protected. Now, Microsoft will release updates only for the Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) application which is a built-in antivirus program of Windows 7 OS. Now we have seen the Windows 7 End of life.