Just like it did when Windows XP support was ending back in 2014, Microsoft is readying pop-up notification screens that it will start showing to users still running Windows 7. Beginning some time in April 2019, Microsoft will start reminding users that the company will no longer provide free support for Windows 7 after January 14, 2020. the coming "courtesy reminder" about Windows 7's end of support notes that users will see the notification "a handful of times in 2019." The notifications will include a user-selectable checkbox for "do not notify me again," enabling them not to see any future reminders. Just closing the pop-up using the X in the right corner won't prevent users from getting more of these notifications, however.www.microsoft.com/windows7 page. That page includes information on how to transfer data from a current Windows 7 PC to a newer device; how to backup personal data; tips on how to use Windows 10; and more. With Windows XP, Microsoft's notifications for end … [Read more...] about Microsoft to start nagging users in April about the January 2020 Windows 7 end-of-support deadline
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When Windows 7 reaches its End of Life on January 14 2020, Microsoft will no longer support the aging operating system, which means anyone using Windows 7 could be at risk as there will be no more free security patches.However, with many people – and businesses – still using Windows 7 (we reported a few days ago that Windows 7 is actually gaining users), this could leave a lot of people in the lurch, which is why late last year Microsoft announced it would be offering Windows 7 Extended Security Updates for a fee.It has now been revealed who will be eligible for those extended security updates (ESU), and how much they will cost.Here’s everything you need to know about how to prepare for Windows 7 End of LifeThe cost of supportMicrosoft has apparently disclosed how much these updates will cost, and they will be made available to Enterprise and Microsoft 365 customers, which can buy the Windows 7 Extended Security Updates on a per device basis.These updates are aimed at … [Read more...] about Want to keep using Windows 7 after 2020? It’ll cost you
The latest desktop OS market share numbers have been released by a major analytics firm, and while they show Windows 10 continuing to forge ahead, Windows 7 has actually undergone a slight uptick, too – which could be a potentially worrying sign for the future of Microsoft’s operating systems.The new figures from Netmarketshare for January show Windows 10 breaking the 40% barrier for the first time, hitting 40.9%, a sizeable increase from the previous month where it stood at 39.22%.Given that, you’d expect Windows 7 would have dropped, as it did in December 2018, when it fell two clear percentage points down to 36.9%. In January, however, it actually edged up to 37.19%, an increase of 0.29%.Where did Windows 10 make its gains, then? From people leaving Windows XP mainly – which sank to 2.76%, from 4.54% the previous month – and also Windows 8/8.1 deserters.Creep showHowever, it’s the fact that Windows 7 has crept up which is worth considering for a … [Read more...] about Windows 10 gains users, but so does Windows 7 – could it be the new Windows XP?
Microsoft has announced the date for Windows 7 End of Life: January 14, 2020. This means Microsoft will no longer update or support the operating system after that date.While Windows 7 is now several years old – it launched on July 22 2009 – it still remains incredibly popular, with a recent report by Netmarketshare suggesting that Windows 7 is still in use on 39% of PCs.So the news that Windows 7 will soon no longer be supported by Microsoft means there are a lot of users out there who need to start thinking about finally moving on from the trusted operating system.If you’re one of those people, in this guide we’ll explain how you can prepare for Windows 7 End of Life. We’ll look at why the end of support for Windows 7 is so important, as well as the options you have, and at how you can go about moving to Windows 10, Microsoft’s most recent operating system, as well as alternative software.Windows 7 End of Life: when does Windows 7 support … [Read more...] about How to prepare for Windows 7 End of Life
Businesses across Europe, the States, as well as United Arab Emirates (UAE), are not fully prepared for Windows 7 end of life. This is according to a new report by Avecto, which claims that less than a third (30 per cent) even knew the exact date when Microsoft will stop supporting the famed version of its OS.Just to throw it out there, the exact date is January 14, 2020.Those businesses that decide to keep Windows 7 on their machines can continue getting Microsoft’s assistance (until 2023), but will burn a hole in their wallets in the process.Out of 500 individuals that were polled for the report, around a third (31 per cent) believed end-of-life already happened for Windows 7. When asked if their companies were ready to migrate to Windows 10, more than 50 per cent believed they were ready. At the same time, 44 per cent were not sure what their organisation had planned.One of the reasons why the respondents were looking to migrate was security – more than half saw moving … [Read more...] about Is your business ready for the end of Windows 7?