Like many users, Windows 7 is their daily driver. It’s what they use on all their devices as it’s arguably one of the best versions of Windows ever made. Windows 7 is now over 5 years old, which is ancient in technology years, since the launch of Windows 7, we’ve seen a whole number of new technologies and features, including the launch of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Considering how old Windows 7 is now, it comes as no surprise to hear that mainstream support for said operating system has now ended. Don’t worry though, Microsoft will still continue to support the operating system for the next five years thanks to its extended life support, meaning nothing much changes for normal users.
You don’t have to do anything to get updates via the extended life support, it simply happens automatically. Windows 7 extended support ends in 2020, way after the launch of Windows 10 and perhaps the launch of the successor to that operating system, so you have plenty of time to get upgrading to either Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or something else.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 7