WINDOWS 7 SUPPORT ENDS JANUARY 14, CHROME TO OFFER WINDOWS 7 SUPPORT FOR 18 MONTHS MORE: WHAT TO DO NEXT !
Windows 7 users can update to Windows 10 by purchasing and installing the software online. Users who are owners of very old machines, should consider installing Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, as Windows 10 may not function properly on old devices.
Microsoft's decade-old operating system - Windows 7 - will reach ‘end of life' on January 14. This means that the company will stop the free technical support and producing ‘security patches' to fix software vulnerabilities. It is recommended that all users switch to Windows 10 or newer Windows versions before Windows 7 support ends. While Windows 7 won't see any support, Google claims that it will keep updating Chrome on Windows 7 devices with software and security patches for 18 more months. This means support for Chrome users on Windows 7 will go on till July next year.The tech giant is all set to end support for its Windows 7 software next week i.e. on January 14. While the software won't stop working, Microsoft won't be delivering any security patches, t hereby making it a breeding ground for hackers to tinker with. The ideal solution, as mentioned, is to update to the latest software. While the free program to update to Windows 10 ended on July 2016, users can purchase the software and install it easily.