Software giant Microsoft is pulling the plug on its technical support for Windows 7 today, but there’s still time to upgrade to version 10…
After supplying a decade of support, Windows 7 has come to an end for software maker Microsoft. It will cease issuing security updates for the seventh major iteration. That means people who continue to use it will soon be susceptible to bugs and any other problems.
Microsoft Ends Windows 7 Support Today
Microsoft officially ends support for Windows 7 today, but there’s still time to upgrade to Windows 10 (provided users are in possession of legitimate, licensed versions of build 7 or 8.1).
The company also ended free upgrades with the introduction of Windows 10, but there is a loophole which makes it possible to get it free of charge.
Windows 7 users can download and run the Media Creation Tool, then provide their existing product key when prompted. This offers a digital license to Windows 10 and verifies said license once connected to the internet, according to Windows Latest.