On that day, the company will stop supporting Windows 7 on laptops and desktops , and will no longer patch it with security updates. Of course, that might cause some consternation for consumers and enterprise users alike. Windows 7 is still a wildly popular operating system that, even 10 years after its release, is still relied upon by millions across the globe. But — alas — all good things must come to an end. And soon enough, Windows 7 will be put out to pasture, leaving those who stick with the operating system at potentially higher risk of being targeted by hackers. End of life is the term that Microsoft uses to identify the period when the company will no longer support an operating system or application. In this case, it means that, as of Jan. How many people are still using Windows 7? You might be surprised to learn that Windows 10 only became the most popular Window version in the world at the end of the fourth quarter of , taking the crown from Windows 7.
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