Windows 7 mainstream support has now ended

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Even though 56% of users world-wide are using Windows 7, the decision has been made by Microsoft to end mainstream support for the popular computer operating platform.


It’s been in the pipeline for some time now, but as of yesterday (13th January), Windows 7 has now officially entered the “extended support stage”. A stage that offers very little in the way of support to its users.

As part of their decision to wind down comprehensive support for Windows 7, Microsoft has ceased free phone and online help available to users, and will now only provide updates with direct security implications from now on, for the next five years.

Windows 7 is by far the most-used desktop operating system in the world, and locally, up to 70% of Australian desktops use the Windows 7 operating system.

If you’d like to discuss update options to Windows 8.1, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Graph courtesy of NetApplications

Graph courtesy of NetApplications