Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 7 – Here’s What You Need to know

Sad News for all the Windows 7 users out there, Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 7.  It was announced that on January 14, 2020- Microsoft stopped providing support for Windows OS.

The Windows 7 end is nigh means that the users need to either upgrade their PC or need to migrate to another Operating system. Outdated Windows OS does not suddenly put your PC halt rather it requests an individual to upgrade the OS or buy a new system.

What Happens Next?

End of Windows 7, does not put a user in a situation where he/she will immediately face Windows 7 crashing. An individual can utilize Windows 7 OS as long as he/she wants. It’s just that if they face any issue, Microsoft will not provide any support or updates to them for resolving issues. 

A user can take the below-mentioned steps regarding the issue ‘’Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 7.’’

  • Upgrading to Windows 10.
  • Migrating to Linux Platform
  • Switching to MAC OS
  • Backing up Windows 7 Data

Upgrading the Windows Rendition:

One can easily install Windows 10 upgrades on Windows 7 OS. Here are the minimum requirements the individual must ensure before upgrading to windows 10.

  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster processor or SoC.
  • RAM: 1 GB for 32-bit and 2 GB for 64-bit.
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS and 20 GB for 64-bit OS.
  • Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver.
  • Display: 800 x 600 resolution

Remember, one cannot resolve the issue without spending any money. It is necessary for a user to purchase a Windows 10 license before downloading it.

You may also read: How to Recover Windows 7 Data

Moving to Linux

One can simply migrate to a different operating system to move from Windows 7 rendition.

We all know Linux is an open-source operating system that provides free of cost services. It is updated frequently. Apparently, one can utilize it to be secured from recently acknowledged threats.

One of the most popular renditions of Linux is UBUNTU. Besides, it comprises numerous Applications. Next, an individual can utilize Linux Mint. A user will be delighted to know that Linux Mint uses the same Graphical User interface as Windows 7.


  • Microsoft word application won’t be available on Linux.
  • A user can use the WINE tool that will help run almost all Windows programs on Linux.

Switching to Mac OS

After going through all the approaches given above, one can try switching to MAC OS. As we all know Apple is the best-designed interface available today. It has we deserved reputation in the market. Anything best comes with a price. MAC system uses the best security protocols that do not allow any foreign element to enter the system and damage its integrity. Likewise, many Windows programs are available for MAC but certainly one needs to purchase them as well.

Read: Microsoft Extends Its Paid Windows 7 Support


Here, we have described the certain options one can opt after hearing the news update ‘Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 7’. The above-mentioned ways are the only possibility, one can stop using Windows 7 version for betterment.

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