Microsoft rolls out notification for Windows 7 users urging them to upgrade to Windows 10
Microsoft urges Windows 7 users to upgrade to Windows 10
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that it will soon begin peppering Windows 7 users with notification pop-ups urging them to upgrade to Windows 10. Well, it has started already. Microsoft has already started rolling out a notification update to existing Windows 7 users, informing them that the software giant is pulling away support for the operating system (OS) version.
According to Thurrott.com, the software giant in a notification said, “January 14, 2020 is the last day Microsoft will offer security updates and technical support for computers running Windows 7. We know that change can be difficult, that’s why we’re reaching out early to help you back up your files and prepare for what’s next.”
Clicking on the “Learn More” button will send you to the following Microsoft website which details what the end of support means for Windows 7, how you can upgrade to Windows 10, or even scope out a brand new rig if your current system is too old or if you’re just looking for a hardware upgrade.
In a statement, the software giant said, “After 10 years of servicing, January 14, 2020, is the last day Microsoft will offer security updates for computers running Windows 7. This update enables reminders about Windows 7 end of support.”
The company further revealed its plans of notifying users about the end of Windows 7 earlier this month. “This update is available through Windows Update. If automatic updates are enabled, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically,” it added.
According to a report of The Verge, Windows 10 is still edging closer to Microsoft’s goal of having it installed on 1 billion devices and the end of Windows 7 would help promote Windows 10 further. Windows 10 is now running on more than 800 million devices.