What happens when Windows 7 support ends?

Applies to: Windows 7Windows 8Windows 8.1

After 10 years, support for Windows 7 ended on January 14, 2020. If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses because you will no longer receive software updates, including security updates, from Microsoft. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to a new PC running Windows 10 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available. 

  • Learn what you can do to prepare for Windows 7 end of support. From backing up your files to finding a new computer that fits your needs, we’ve got tools to help you transition with ease.