Microsoft has decided to “kill” the old version of the Windows 7 operating system and stop updating its security systems. The creators of the most popular desktop OS chose to focus on supporting the current version, as well as developing the new Windows 11.
Windows 7 will get the last update on January 14, 2020, after which the company will stop supporting it. As a result, its life cycle amounted to a little over ten years, since the release back in 2009.
Microsoft believes that users should apply the most modern version of the operating system since only in this case they can guarantee the protection of their personal data.
The most modern version of the Windows 10 operating system is currently installed on more than 900 million devices, though Windows 7 is still popular with some users.