Microsoft officially killed Windows 7 from today

Tram Ho

According to the latest statement, Microsoft will officially stop supporting Windows 7 operating system, starting today. For users, that means Microsoft will stop providing updates, security patches and bug fixes for Windows 7.

In a positive way, Windows 7 users will never have to update Windows again. But it also means risks, if viruses or malware find the security hole of this operating system. You will not be able to fix it, other than upgrading to Windows 10.

Microsoft chính thức khai tử Windows 7 từ ngày hôm nay - Ảnh 1.

This change will affect hundreds of millions of users, because one-third of computers are still installing Windows 7. According to NetMarketShare, the number of computer users running Windows 7 is only slightly less than Windows 10. , is currently the world’s most popular operating system.

Microsoft said Windows 7 users can still use their computers normally. But the software giant also warned of higher risks if attacked by viruses and malware.

Microsoft is encouraging people to upgrade to Windows 10 for $ 139, or buy a new computer with Windows 10 pre-installed. Previously, Microsoft allowed free upgrades from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

Like other operating system manufacturers, Microsoft regularly stops supporting its outdated software. Windows 8 has stopped supporting since 2016, Windows XP has stopped supporting since 2014.

Reference: cnn

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