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Today was the day of the Windows 7 end of life: The day that Microsoft pulled the plug

Finally, after ten years, Microsoft Windows 7 retired. 

If your using Windows 7 an upgrade of your Desktop PC or Laptop to Windows 10 should have been on your new year’s resolution list, especially after Windows 7 users have had plenty of notice about Windows 7 expiring on 14th January 2020, today.

The Microsoft Windows 7 operating system was released back in 2009, so at least we’ve had the pleasure of its use for well over a decade.

 But unfortuantly from today, 14th January 2020, support for Windows 7 has been discontinued.

Microsoft says it is doing this to focus future investments and newer technologies to provide customers with better experiences. 

Windows 7 end of life: what does it mean?

On January 14, Microsoft discontinued support for Windows 7. That meant any Laptop or Desktop PC running the Windows operating system no longer receive technical support, software updates or security updates.

Meaning if you decide you need to use the customer service team at microsoft with an issue with Windows 7, they will be unable to help you.

But If you continue to use a Windows 7 computer after today (14th January 2020), your computer will still work. But you will be at risk and become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. 

What should I do? 

Several weeks ago we at Kingfisher Computer took the time to create an article with all you need to know about the Microsoft Windows 7 End of Like. 

We detail all the possible solutions and alternatives for your PC or Laptop running Windows 7.

Windows 7 end of life What you need to know

Upgrade from Windows 7 to 10!

If your a confident techy we even have a guide explaining how to upgrade to Windows 10 your self.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Guide

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