After 10 years of good service, Microsoft’s operating system will no longer receive security updates and will be vulnerable to viruses and malware.
Windows 7 is at the end of life and Microsoft wants to let it know. The publisher has announced that a notification will appear in full screen from January 15 to indicate the risk of continuing to use the operating system. Indeed, Windows 7 will no longer receive security updates and a possible new vulnerability will not be corrected. The notification will appear on the Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional and Integral editions of the operating system.
Companies that want to continue using Windows 7 will be able to do this by purchasing the ESU (Extended Security Updates) pay option, which allows them to continue to receive security updates. Hackers have managed to get this service for free but Microsoft could fix the problem quickly.
For the latest versions of Windows 10, Microsoft has released the following end-of-service dates:
- Windows 10 1909 : May 11, 2021 (May 10, 2022 for Enterprise and Education).
- Windows 10 1903 : December 8, 2020.
- Windows 10 1809 : May 12, 2020 (May 11, 2021 for Enterprise and Education).
- Windows 10 1803 : November 12, 2019 (November 10, 2020 for Enterprise and Education).
- Windows 10 1709 : April 9, 2019 (April 14, 2020 for Enterprise and Education).