Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Windows 7 Support is Over, Here's What You Need to Do

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Windows 7 got its last security updates on January 14, 2020, unless the user is willing to pay for extended support. So, after January 14, Windows 2009 might be easily infected with any kind of malware.

    Microsoft has committed to providing 10 years of product support of Windows 7 since its release on October 22, 2009. When a 10-year period ends, Microsoft will stop supports Windows 7. Thus, they will stop supporting investment for it.

    “The end of support for Windows 7 is on January 14, 2020. After that, any technical assistance and software updates from Windows update that help to protect your PC are no longer available,” wrote page Support Microsoft.

    Besides, the free program; Microsoft Security Essentials may no longer be supported, so that any shortcomings in the operating system will not be fixed. It will be bad for about 28 percent of users that are still using Windows 7.

    If you are still using Windows 7, then you have to update it into Windows 10. The Windows 7 PC also supports Windows 10 program even though it may have to discard some programs. Those were rumored by Toms Guide, recently.

    To upgrade to Windows 10, as long as your Windows 7 license key was valid you may be able to improve the Windows 7 machine to Windows 10 for free by downloading and running the tool installation of Windows 10 by Microsoft.

    Microsoft users forum has instructions on how to do it and Bleeping Computer has instructions in detail. Bleeping Computer instructed you to choose and save all the files and apps to get a free upgrade, but Microsoft users forum said you only need a Windows license key.

    If you decide to keep using Windows 7 after January 14, you should do some precautions. Update all the items of Microsoft Patch from January 14 to save other Windows and Microsoft software.

    Install one of the best antivirus programs. Then, uninstall the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser and use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox instead.

    You can learn more through the page Microsoft.com/Windows7.

    Moh Khory Alfarizi | Safira Andini