Windows 7 mainstream support ends Tuesday, patches continue until 2020
Posted on: 01/13/2015 09:39 AM

It's the end of the first phase of support for Windows 7, as Microsoft's self-imposed deadline to offer mainstream support for the OS ends on Tuesday, January 13. However, the company has pledged to continue to offer extended support for Windows 7 for another five years, until January 14, 2020.

Windows 7 mainstream support ends Tuesday, patches continue until 2020


From Windows Central:
So what does this mean for the over 50 percent of PC users worldwide who have Windows 7 installed? Not a lot, actually. The end of mainstream support for the OS means that Microsoft won't be making any more changes to Windows 7 in terms of its design or features. It also won't provide complementary phone or online support anymore. However, Windows 7 will continue to get security patches and users can still access paid online and phone support for another five years with its extended support schedule.



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