On January 10, 2023, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7/ 8.1. This will happen in a few days and will also mark the launch of the final version of Microsoft Edge 109 which will support the outgoing operating systems.
Not only Microsoft, but Google Chrome also announced in October that it`s ceasing support to Windows 7 and 8.1 on 7th February. But both browsers are working on available devices but they won`t get notified of any security updates and new features.
Webveiw2, which admits developers to fix web content in their apps, will also quit on January 10.
The deadline is in coming next week for those who are using Windows 7 and 8.1 on their devices as per the record of 2021, around 100 million use Windows 7 and 8.1 on their devices. When Microsoft announced the beginning of Windows 11 it gave its users another warning of the discontinuity of Windows 7 and 8.1.
As per Lensweeper survey, around 27 million windows computers were collected in October as per research more PCS were running XP,7,8, instead of Windows 11.
PCs that have Windows 7 or 8 work fine, but they can be unsafe for viruses. But not being able to update can expose users to many security problems.
Microsoft provided sufficient notice to users and announced that Windows 7 would stop being supported in 2020, and only those who bought for an additional three years could do security updates.
Devices that are running Windows 7 and 8. will be able to download Windows 11 on their PCS for free until January 10.
Back in 2020, Microsoft issued a notice in regard to the closure of Windows 7. A safe side is still available for users who bought additional 3 years of extended security purchases, as they are still eligible for updates.
Devices equipped with Windows 7 and 8.1 will be provided for free download on Windows 10 and 11. For no disturbance in usage, Microsoft has advised users to change to new windows until 10th January.