Are you still using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1? It’s time to say goodbye

Windows 7 was officially released on October 22, 2009. This was one of the most popular operating systems from Microsoft.

It was so popular that three years later, many users disliked the changes made to Windows 8 and stuck with Windows 7. The same would finally happen with Windows 8.1 in 2013.

Now, more than 13 years after the release of Windows 7, Microsoft has announced the end of support for this operating system. And the same goes for Windows 8.1, which also comes to the ‘end of the line’.

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What does end of support mean for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1?

As of January 10, Microsoft no longer provides security updates or technical support for Windows 8.1. In the case of Windows 7, official support ended in January 2020, and now the 3-year paid support extension that some users had the opportunity to take ends.

Remember that according to third-party data, Windows 7 is still installed on around 10% of Windows computers globally. In the case of Windows 8.1, the numbers will be much lower.

Changing computers is the solution for those who still have Windows 7

For those who have a Windows 7 computer and don’t want to be left without security, Microsoft’s solution is that they will have to purchase a Windows 11 compatible computer.

For those who stuck with Windows 8.1, Microsoft says that in some cases it will still be possible to upgrade to a newer version. But Microsoft claims that switching to a Windows 11-compatible computer will be the best solution.

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