Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for Windows 7

As of January 14, it means today, the technology company will not provide software patches or other updates

This January 14 is the day of the official death of Windows 7. It does not mean that the operating system itself will disappear, but that Microsoft will no longer provide security fixes, software patches to prevent cyber attacks and other updates to this popular operating system.

The multinational technology company Microsoft Corporation expresses on its web portal that “it will continue to start and run, but you will no longer receive software updates – including security updates – from Microsoft”. They also said that “customer service from Microsoft will no longer be available to provide Windows 7 technical support.”

Although the version will not have technical support it could be installed and activated, even after the deadline for support, but “will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses, due to lack of security updates … After January 14, 2020, Microsoft strongly recommends that you use Windows 10 instead of Windows 7.”

Company solutions

People whose computers are less than three years old, can pay to upgrade their operating system to Windows 10 and for those machines older than three years they recommend to buy a new one that runs Windows 10 and has an improved processor, plus another hardware that helps the computer run faster.

Another option is the commercial licensees of Windows 7. Companies and business users will receive significant security updates for up to three years after Windows 7 disconnects from extended support, but only if they purchase extended security updates (ESU).

K.Villarroel

Source: actualidad

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