OREANDA-NEWSMicrosoft has been discontinuing support for the Windows 7 operating system since January 14, the company’s website said in a statement. After the end of support for Windows 7, the computer won't stop working, but Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, software updates, and security updates.

“Ten years have passed since the release of Windows 7, and its support ceases on January 14, 2020”, the company informs. “Without software and security updates, you are at increased risk of viruses and malware”, Microsoft warns.

The company offers users, in order to protect themselves, upgrade to Windows 10 if the computer is less than three years old. In this case, you will have to pay $ 199 for the update (until July 29, 2016 this could be done for free). If the computer is older than three years, Microsoft offers to buy a new one with the Windows 10 operating system.

The Windows 7 operating system went on sale on October 22, 2009. From July 2011 to March 2017, it held a leading position in the number of users in the world.