Windows 7 Support Conclusion Near, Chrome Offers More 18 Months Windows 7 Support
Microsoft warned about the lack of support Windows 7 will have on the 14th of January 2020, now it is here, 2 days from now, those using Windows 7 operating system are on their own, no more updates, windows defender updates and many more, so it leaves the OS very vulnerable to malware and unoptimized for new software and releases. So what are you required to do now?
Easy, upgrade to Windows 8, 8.1 or even 10 to receive continuous support and more protection on your computer. But the good news is Chrome will still support Windows 7 even though many software companies are giving up on support and testing on your OS. Chrome has promised to keep updating their application for the next 18 months, which is a year and six months. This can be very beneficial because chrome will still update their browser's virus "Find harmful software" that helps in cleaning harmful software on your computer and removing it, it can be located here chrome://settings/cleanup.
Not still convinced why you should urgently upgrade to a higher supported Windows version? Here are more reasons - be aware hackers will exploit your pc vulnerabilities either through the site you visit or programs you installed on your computer. Normally these bugs are fixed through a windows update patch which keeps the pc more secured, now there are no patches, the pc remains how it is, even making it too difficult for strong antivirus to detect when malware has intruded your desktop/laptop.
This information we provided can also be read from Microsoft's official statement "After January 14, 2020, if your PC is running Windows 7, it will no longer receive security updates. Therefore, it's important that you upgrade to a modern operating system such as Windows 10, which can provide the latest security updates to help keep you and your data safer. In addition, Microsoft customer service will no longer be available to provide Windows 7 technical support. Related services for Windows 7 will also be discontinued over time. For example, certain games such as Internet Backgammon and Internet Checkers as well as Electronic Program Guide for Windows Media Center are scheduled to be discontinued in January 2020."
You can get Windows 10 free if your Windows 7 was activated genuinely, the OS Win 10 is on their download page, otherwise, you need to pay for the Windows version to get it installed and keep getting live support. Although it is urgent to upgrade since 80% might be using Windows 7 Home or some free versions, Microsoft said: "Extended Security Updates (ESU) are available for Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Professional for Embedded Systems editions of this product, for up to an additional three years past the end of support." That's as clear as ever, no need explaining that quote.
Be warned, Windows 8 and 8.1 are recommended for PCs running Windows 7 which are low-end systems, these ones can make use of Windows 8/8.1 since much isn't required of their RAM, processor and some other hardware resources. Jumping from Windows 7 to 10 can be dangerous to your system and can also have performance drop since some old computers might not be compatible with it, this version utilizes much RAM, 2GB ram will not run it smoothly.
But since Google has said they will support Windows 7 till July 15, 2021, that is good news, you still get Chrome updated features. Their statement should be a relief for those using old OS version: “We will continue to fully support Chrome on Windows 7 for a minimum of 18 months from Microsoft's End of Life date, until at least July 15, 2021. So if you haven't started your move to Windows 10 yet, or even if your organization is mid-way through migration, you can still benefit from the enterprise capabilities of Chrome,”
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