Windows 7 mainstream support ends, but don’t panic


Welcome, Windows 7 users, to the day you’ve been dreading: the end of mainstream support.

Starting Tuesday, Microsoft will stop pushing out new features, end free support and halt any update not related to security for its six-year-old operating system. That’s the bad news

The good news: The 56% of desktop users still running Windows 7 can expect Microsoft’s “extended support” until 2020.

Microsoft’s slow and steady effort to stamp out Windows 7 in favor of Windows 8.1 is not new. The company ended consumer retail sales

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