Windows 7 is approaching its end of life, and should soon be protected by Microsoft. The firm now encourages users to migrate through a pop-up window.
Launched in 2009 with great success, Windows 7 is now approaching its end of life. Microsoft should definitely put an end to the free support of the system on January 14, 2020. From this date, any security flaws will no longer be filled by the publisher, except for paid updates that are particularly expensive.
To prepare its users for this end of the cycle, Microsoft has set up a dedicated page on its site. With a new update, the firm moves on to the next step.
A pop-up to warn of the end of the support
Microsoft has released an update (KB4493132) for Windows 7 that adds a notification informing the user that the end is approaching and returning to the dedicated page.
The notification in question does not mention Windows 10, but Microsoft makes several references on the associated website. Fortunately, you can tell the system that you do not want to be reminded of the deadline. The firm has also promised not to send too many notifications and to completely stop the display once the date has passed.
As of this date, only Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 will be officially supported. It will be necessary to wait until 2023 for Windows 10 to become the only operating system supported by Microsoft.