Microsoft is moving on to newer things as starting Tuesday, January 13th 2015, they will end mainstream support for Windows 7. But what does that even mean and will it affect you?
Ending mainstream support for the OS simply means that Microsoft won’t be adding any new features to Windows 7 or making any cosmetic changes to it. Complimentary phone and online support will also cease. So for the millions out there still running Windows 7, you’ve got nothing to worry about, yet.
When January 14th of 2020 hits however, that’s when it’s time to worry. That’s when Microsoft is planning to fully end support for Windows 7 including security patches and more.
Windows 7 currently holds about 50% of the PC market, so it’s likely that there will be some outcry when that date comes. Luckily Windows 10 looks really promising, so at least the transition won’t be too tough.