Although Microsoft had discontinued major updates for Windows 7 since the beginning of 2020, the company continues to offer security updates for the legacy operating system to address critical and significant vulnerabilities. It has now been announced that full support for the software platform will end on January 10, 2023.
From that date on, Windows 7 will no longer receive even major security fixes, which will make it potentially more vulnerable to hacker attacks. The third and final year of extended security updates for the operating system is approaching, and then comes the definitive end.
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Microsoft recommends that users who continue to work with Windows 7 go to more recent versions of the software platform.
“For Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 7 Professional for embedded systems, the Extended Security Updates (ESU) program will enter its third and final year of support on February 8, 2022 and end on January 10, 2023,” Microsoft said in a statement. . After the date announced; Users who want to continue to receive security updates will need to upgrade to Windows 10 or Windows 11.