Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 starting today, Jan 14. This means that it won’t provide users with more software updates with software patches to prevent cyberattacks.
While you could continue to use your PC running Windows 7, without continued software and security updates, it will be at greater risk for viruses and malware,” Microsft wrote on its website. “In addition, Microsoft customer service will no longer be available to provide Windows 7 technical support.”
Microsoft has suggested that people who are still using Windows 7 should either update to Windows 10 if their computer isn’t older than three years or purchase a new computer. An update to Windows 10 would cost $139 for a single computer.
Net Applications has observed that from December about 32.74% of all laptops still operate on Windows 7 while Windows 10 runs on more than 900 million devices.
Latest computers have improved hardware that helps run computers swiftly while supporting advanced software but upgrading to new software on an older device can slow it down. Windows 10 carries new features including the latest security options like facial recognition and fingerprint recognition to log in that your old device might not be able to support.