Microsoft has introduced that it’ll start notifying Windows 7 Pro customers concerning its plan to cease updating the working system from January 14, 2020.
Windows 7 Home customers already began to obtain these notifications in March. Now they will begin exhibiting up on the gadgets of the working system’s skilled customers.
However, in its announcement, Microsoft famous that “devices that are domain joined as a part of an IT-managed infrastructure will not receive the notifications”.
Windows 7 Pro customers will quickly start seeing notifications which embrace a “learn more” button that can take them to a web page on Microsoft’s web site the place they’ll study extra about Windows 10 and the gadgets that run the working system.
Windows 7 end of life
By exhibiting off all of the enhancements which were made to Windows 10 since its launch in 2015 whereas concurrently reminding customers that Windows 7 will quickly cease receiving safety updates and new options, Microsoft hopes to lastly persuade any customers which were laying aside the replace to its newest working system.
The notifications despatched to Windows 7 customers additionally assist be sure that they will not be stunned when the working system stops receiving updates in a couple of months.
After the quick lifespan of Windows Vista, Windows 7 confirmed customers that Microsoft may make a contemporary working system that they’d need to use. It first debuted in 2009 and was supported till 2015 however occasions have modified and so too has the course Microsoft is taking its Windows working system.
If you are still operating Windows 7, now’s the time to improve as after January 14, 2020, these nonetheless utilizing the outdated working system will go away themselves open to hackers and different safety threats.
Via Tom’s Hardware