For over a decade, Windows has been providing updates for the Operating System (OS), but that is planned to end since the company will no longer support the version within a week’s time.
From an update on the company’s website last month, it urged customers to upgrade to Windows 10 before January 14, 2020.
The date will bring to a stop for End of Life (EOL) of the popular Operating System.
“Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 sometime before January 2020 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available,” reads an excerpt on the website.
However, this does not mean any PC with the version will stop working but leave one vulnerable to security threats like viruses.
According to Microsoft, the move is to enable the company to focus its investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences.
Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015, but has extended support of the version until January 14, 2020.
Windows 7 is a personal computer operating system that was produced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems.