Microsoft is ending security support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. Although you can continue to use Windows 7, it will be unsafe. Security threats are relentless and new ones are found every day. Windows 7 users will soon find themselves targeted by hackers as weaknesses are found that Microsoft will not be patching.
Microsoft is going to make warning Windows 7 users “in your face”
Microsoft has been warning Windows 7 users for months and urging holdouts to move to Windows 10. On January 15, 2020 Microsoft will begin displaying a persistent full-screen notification warning of the risks. The notification will “remain on the screen until you interact with it”, according to a Windows Support advisory. In short, it means Microsoft is serious about moving users from the aging and soon-to-be unsafe platform.
This affects all versions of Windows 7 including:
- Home Basic
- Home Premium