On 14th January 2020 Windows 7’s official support has finally come to an end. t has now turned into an abandoned software like Windows XP. There are about 400 million users from 25 to 25 who have used Windows 7 without moving to Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10.
Microsoft finals 400 million PC users out of support. But now the question is, what is the disadvantage of using the deprecated operating system? Windows 7 support is gone then what happened? Many people will say that I was not a genuine Windows 7 user or have stopped updating all my life, so what could be my problem?
Well, for your mild specification, there are still many users who are still behind with Windows XP. Even Russian President Vladimir Putin himself still uses Windows XP. But that’s another part of the story! If you want a reminder from me, I will tell you to move it to Windows 7 or you can move it to a completely different operating system.
Using abandoned software is never a wise thing to do. Now slowly hackers will start to find many types of vulnerabilities and start attacking Windows 7. You can still easily go back to that attack using Windows 7.
So what should you do? Let’s discuss some of these things with the light above. If you want to continue using Windows 7, the answer can be found in this article!
Still Using Windows 7
If you are still on Windows 7 after the end of the support, your PC will not receive official security updates, which means that you have to accept bipolar over many things. For example, Azaira should refrain from clicking on any links, since downloading pirated movie/software will be good to avoid. Do not download any files from the mail.
Since you do not know when your operating system may encounter an attack, it is better to refrain from logging into the banking app or banking website on a machine with Windows 10 installed. You should see how long Windows 7 support will provide the antivirus software that you have been using, the antivirus can no longer protect you if you use Windows 7 continuously, Mainly OS update has stopped.
Windows 7’s default firewall to use the firewall as well as there is a lot of the third parties can use. This will have control over your network traffic. And yes, there are many who do not use the Internet on their computer. They won’t be too much of a problem, but be careful before inserting a USB device into the computer, so users don’t hoot a USB and insert it into a PC.
Since Windows 7 itself has expired, many software companies will stop developing their software for Windows 7, some will soon and some will be late. However, many WIN32 desktop apps will work just fine with Windows 7, only video editor software Premier Support has removed support for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Google has added another 6 months of extended support to its Chrome browser. And Microsoft Chromium Edge will support Windows 7 indefinitely. Now if any of your work software stops supporting Windows 7, you’ll need to upgrade your operating system or move it to a new operating system.
Upgrade To Windows 10
Since the days of Windows 7 are over, many people will be thinking about buying Windows 10 PCs. So selling old PCs will save some money. Even if you use Windows 7 on your PC, it might still be strong enough to use Windows 10. So there’s no reason you can upgrade to Windows 10 just to stay behind.
There are still some free upgrades from Windows 7 to Windows 10, though Microsoft doesn’t officially say anything about this. If your Windows 7 is genuine and its key has never been used for Windows 7, you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. There are still ways to get Windows 7 free!
Windows 7 Extended Security Update
After the end of Windows 7 support, there is 3-year extended support for Windows 7 Pro and enterprise users. This means that its security updates will be released until at least 2020. But if you do not pay the extra money, you can download and apply.
However, there are many reasons for this extra time. Many companies still use Windows 7, so all their software or activities are set accordingly. You may be able to upgrade your home computer to a different operating system in a few minutes. But for companies, this is not easy at all.
There are so many computers in their company, it’s a matter of time to upgrade them. Downtime in business means a lot of money loss. Moreover, upgrading the new operating system will provide new training to the employees. Yes, you and I might be wondering if this is the case again? All operating systems of Windows are almost the same, one use can be used with the other. But believe me, there are many people who use a computer to memorize, in front of “My Computer” in front of them “This PC” is all over!
Moreover, there are many software that may not work properly in the new operating system. The software may be poorly programmed or maybe primitive software that does not fit the new operating system. If the software is not used, then the loss of companies! So considering these considerations, extra support will be given for three more years in Windows 7.
But this 3-year Extended Support is not cheap at all, depending on which Windows Edition you are using, you will have to pay double money every year. For example, in the case of Windows 7 Pro, you will have to pay $50 in the first year, $100 in the second year and $200 in the third year to receive the Extended Security Update. Moreover, in the case of Windows 7 Enterprise, you have to pay $25 for the first year, $50 for the second year and $100 for the third year.
Now a company does not have one computer, and this price but as a computer per capita – you realize how expensive it is. Since then, Microsoft has kept the road open, so that companies can take some time to upgrade to new operating systems. And during this period they will be able to get updates on the old operating system.
Windows 7 Alternatives
You can jump from Windows 7 and start using any alternative operating system directly. You can start using macOS. Many people will say, to buy a Mac computer to sell a kidney, where can I get this money? In fact, all OS has some advantages or disadvantages. Looking at Mac’s reliability and Apple’s support, the price of Mac seems to be Reasonable to me. As well as many paid software you will get the built-in way with Mac. Compare between a five-year-old Windows computer and a Mac computer, you can understand the specificity of Mac!
But there are also free options for you. If you want, you can start using any distinction in Linux. Now many laptop manufacturers ship their PCs with the company Ubuntu. However, on a Linux dependent OS you need to get familiar with the command line that is not required in Windows 7. But Linux Dist can also run smoothly on low config PCs. I publish this article for your convenience; How To Choose The Best Linux Distance Without Troy?