Windows 7 End of Support

Windows 7 will be end of support after January 14, 2020! This means technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your computer will no longer be available after this date.

Windows 7 end of support logo
What's the recommendation from Microsoft? Well! Microsoft recommends you to move to the use of Windows 10 that comes with more powerful features going forward. You can upgrade your existing Windows 7 computer to Windows 10 if compatible (meeting the Windows 10 system requirements), else you can move to new Windows 10 computer which is equipped with latest hardware capabilities.

Today's computers are faster, lightweight yet powerful and more secure, with an average price that's considerably less than that of the average computer eight years ago. You can check out this overview page to learn more. Want to learn more about Windows 10? Check out our

Having said that, still you can continue to use Windows 7 but your computer will become more vulnerable to security risks after the support ends, therefore you should harden your Windows 7 computer and also be more cautious and vigilant when connecting your computer to Internet. To minimize the hacking risk you should disconnect the computer from Internet.

Support for Internet Explorer on a Windows 7 computer will also be discontinued on January 14, 2020. As a component of Windows, Internet Explorer follows the support life cycle of the Windows operating system it’s installed on, therefore I would recommend you to discontinue the use of Internet Explorer after the end of support date to minimize the risk and instead install Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browser for use.

For users of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise, you can purchase Extended Security Updates through January 2023. Please download the Microsoft End of Support FAQ for an in-depth FAQ about Windows 7 Extended Security Updates.

Please note that Microsoft will deliver a handful of reminder notifications through the end of 2019 with recommend actions to take ahead of Windows 7 end of support. These notifications will link to information to help you with recommended actions, answer questions you might have, and provide resources to assist in this transition period. The notification will be similar to the image below to ensure genuineness and Microsoft will never send you a notification asking you to call them or directly asking for payment.
Windows 7 end of support notification



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