Published: Sun, January 12, 2020
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Cybersecurity Alert: Microsoft Windows 7 Support Ends January 14

Cybersecurity Alert: Microsoft Windows 7 Support Ends January 14

"We will continue to fully support Chrome on Windows 7 for a minimum of 18 months from Microsoft's End of Life date, until at least July 15, 2021", Max Christoff, engineering director at Google Chrome, said. It will state the risk of continuing to use Windows 7 Service Pack 1 after it reaches the end of support on January 14, 2020.

The Ministry of the Interior and Safety says it will set up a cyber security situation room for public agencies as Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs with Windows 7 from next week.

"'We believe that creating a predictable driver release cadence will result in better update user experience across both Windows 10 OS and driver updates", Microsoft said.

Despite nagging from Microsoft, millions of users have yet to upgrade from Windows 7 almost half of all PCs used in small businesses are running Windows 7 despite Microsoft's January 2020 deadline. Firefox users may also select to switch to Firefox ESR, the Extended Support Release, as it will likely be the version that will support Windows 7 for the longest officially. That end-of-support date for Windows 7 is coming up soon.

Finally, Microsoft has come up with a new plan that, if not completely halt, will reduce the problems related to Windows Updates.

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As the company has announced the end of support, Windows 7 will still continue to work on PCs that have it already installed.

If you haven't been paying attention to all the Microsoft warnings for the past year and your company is still running Windows 7, time's up. Once companies have resolved those problems, they can request the upgrade block's removal, which should mean their customers will be able to upgrade Windows 10 without breaking anything.

Overall, Microsoft is trying to deliver bug-free updates to Windows users, even though it hasn't had a lot of success in a while.

In a post on its website, Microsoft confirmed: "For most Windows 7 users, moving to a new device with Windows 10 will be the recommended path forward". It permits OS patch support to continue for up to three years beyond the January 14 end-of-support date.

Now You: Are you still using Windows 7?

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