Windows 7 countdown has just about 90 days left. It is surprising to many that Microsoft are axing Windows 7 because it is is the second most-used PC Operating Systems ever. Some time ago we brought our readers the new there will be “No More Window 7 Support From 2020“.
Microsoft Windows 7 is one of the users favorite or go to OS, it simple user interface was very catchy. Over the years, Microsoft back have struggled in convincing users to upgrade to newer Windows and this one of the reason that the company is retiring the OS.
The tech giant first countdown which was scheduled to happen on 04 December, 2017 in each person’s timezone. Microsoft extended the countdown to 14 January 2019.
Windows 7 countdown
With Windows 7 set to reach the end of support, users have only about 90 days(as at when typing) to install Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, or obviously, to move to a different platform like Linux or macOS.
Windows 10 is currently enjoying huge patronage, it is now number one operating system on desktop computer. Windows 10 is active on over 900 million active devices.
Why Microsoft is Retiring Windows 7
The company put should much effort in getting Windows 10 right, hence the recommend it as the goto OS.
However, moving users from Windows 7 to Windows 10 might be much harder than it was to upgrade Windows XP devices to supported Windows back in early 2014. And it’s all because what the transition from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 means in the first place.
Windows 7 is often described as the last operating system offering the traditional Windows experience without a store and all the other modern touches. Windows 8 was the first version to come with a built-in app store and the Metro UI, and while Windows 10 substantially refines the experience with all of these, it’s still considered to be a modern platform by all means.
Users who just want the classic Windows feel are ready to stick with Windows 7 even after the end of support is reached, which according to Microsoft and security experts alike, means their systems could remain vulnerable to attacks due to the flaws in the OS that remain unpatched.
On the other hand, securing a Windows 7 after the EOL shouldn’t be a difficult task, especially for power users who can set up special policies to prevent a system from being exposed to attacks. Enterprises whose fleets will still be on Windows 7 can also take systems offline, making it harder for hackers to compromise these devices.