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Windows 7 is no longer in mainstream support : Should you worry ?

Windows 7, one of the best OS made by Microsoft has recently gone out of mainstream support, and a lot of people may be worried about it. Should you be? Let’s find out.

THE SUPPORT SYSTEM

Microsoft has a 10 year software support system for its Operating System. For the first 5 years it is called mainstream support and after that period Windows undergoes to Extended period of support which is also is of 5 years.
In 2014 the extended support for Windows XP was finished. Windows 7 was released in 2009 and now it is the time for Windows 7 is to go to extended support.

SHOULD YOU WORRY?

Absolutely not. Windows 7 will keep running but you will not get the Phone Assistance and Non-Security updates. In mainstream support system Microsoft provides Fixes for Bugs and adds performance enhancements if possible. You are not going to get Non-Security updates anymore. Microsoft will continue to provide Security updates and protection against zero day threats.
Keep running Windows 7 and you will only need to care on January of 2020 when Microsoft will discontinue providing security updates for windows 7

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Categories: Windows
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