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Microsoft to end all support for 'Windows 7' in 2020

IANS  |  San Francisco 

Even though ended mainstream support for "Windows 7" in January 2015, the has now decided to put a final halt on the roll-out of free security patches also for the (OS) next year.

"After January 14, 2020, will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running 'Windows 7'," the company wrote in a post on Monday.

Even after ends support for the older OS, users would still be able to operate on it but would not receive any security, software or feature updates.

"You can continue to use 'Windows 7', but once support ends, your PC will become more vulnerable to security risks," Microsoft said.

"Windows 7" however, would also still be available for installation and activation after January 14, 2020.

"To avoid security risks and viruses, Microsoft recommends that you consider upgrading to Windows 10," the company added.

"Windows 7" was released in October 2009, less than three years after the release of its predecessor,

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First Published: Tue, January 15 2019. 12:14 IST
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