Windows 7 Enters the Last Six Months of Support
Windows 7 has officially entered the last six months of support, as the 2009 operating system is projected to be retired on January 14, 2020.
Windows 7, which continues to be the second most-used desktop operating system worldwide, reached the end of mainstream support on January 13, 2015 for devices where the Service Pack 1 was installed.
Without SP1, Windows 7 no longer receives support since April 9, 2013.
However, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 continues to be serviced with security updates as part of Microsoft’s extended support, albeit these updates do not include any new features.
Once Windows 7 SP1 also reaches the end of extended support on January 14, 2020, the operating system would be officially listed as retired, meaning that no patches would continue to be offered to devices running it.
Companies and organizations worldwide can purchase custom support for Windows 7, with Microsoft servicing computers still running the OS based on a fee per each PC.
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