Windows 7, the most popular operating system at present, is the most used OS in the world. The software company has warned Windows 7 users that the operating system’s mainstream support is about to end soon on January 13.
Many Windows 7 users might be expecting a change of mind from the software maker like what happened with Windows XP many times in the past. Windows XP, the most popular OS in the last decade, survived end of support many times by receiving extensions. This may not happen with Windows 7 mainly because the software giant wants to promote the latest Windows OS, Windows 8/8.1.
Now, there is no real reason for Windows 7 users to panic. This is mainly because the end of Mainstream support is not like what happened with Windows XP. When it comes to Windows XP, it was end of support. Windows XP will not be receiving any Windows online support, technical assistance or feature updates, either for free or paid subscriptions. Windows 7 users will continue receiving the security packages as before. If they wish to avail other support features, they can subscribe for that till 2020. So, there is no real reason to worry for Windows 7 users in anyway.
However, there are many experts and tech wizards around the globe saying that the software maker may be forced to postpone the end of date for another few months. This is a very strong possibility, though there are no signs from the company suggesting such a decision from their side. This has happened many times from the software maker with Windows XP. Windows 7 is as popular as Windows XP when its end of support and end of mainstream support was announced. Going by the trend, Windows 7 may receive some extension.
End Of Windows 7 Support
Even if Windows 7 mainstream support will end, you can avail the Windows online support, technical assistance and other services by subscribing to their support service. You can also move on to Windows 8, if you want advanced features and various other new things that have been introduced through Windows 8.
Windows 8 is arguably one of the most modern, advanced and refreshingly different Windows OS till date. Though the OS has received some criticisms for the drastic changes being brought in, users will eventually feel at home and learn to love the features. The choice is yours; Windows 7 is still good.
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