What is Windows 7’s end of life?
When Microsoft stops supporting a version of Windows, Microsoft will stop releasing security updates for that operating system. For example, Windows Vista and Windows XP no longer receive security updates, even if a large number of security vulnerabilities are found.
On January 14, 2020, Windows 7 is also the same. Even if people find a huge security hole affecting Windows 7, Microsoft will not send you a security update. Of course, you can run anti-virus tools and other security software to try to protect yourself, but anti-virus is never perfect. It is also important to run software with the latest security updates. Antivirus is just a layer of defense. Even security programs will gradually give up support for older versions of Windows.
How many people are still using Windows 7?
You may be surprised to find that Windows 10 became the most popular version of Windows in the world by the end of the fourth quarter of 2018 and stood out from Windows 7. According to Net Applications, Windows 10 had a market share of 39 percent at the time, compared with 37 percent for Windows 7.
How do I migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 10?
Like it or not, even if you don’t want to move to Windows 10 at first, you’ll end up with no choice. PC manufacturers will bundle Windows 10 into their machines without opting to downgrade to Windows 7. In addition, you won’t find Windows 7 anywhere but eBay, Craigslist and Standard Retail Channels. If you are upgrading to Windows 10, you can use the full Windows 10 license for free as long as your PC has all the requirements required to run the operating system. It shouldn’t be too hard, but here’s what you need on your machine to get Windows 10.
How to Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10?
You need to download Windows 10 from Microsoft at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10. Open the connection and click “Download Download Tool Now”. After the download is complete, run the MediaCreationTool.exe file. Click “Select upgrade this PC now.” Windows 10 takes a while to download and install, please be patient.