Source: Business Insider
Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 , the popular PC software it released more than a decade ago in 2009. As of Tuesday, Windows 7 machines will no longer receive security updates or customer service. The cutoff comes after Microsoft began warning Windows 7 device users in March 2019 that it would end support. The company recommends upgrading to Windows 10 for $139 or purchasing a new PC with Windows 10 pre-installed. However, Windows 7 owners might be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free by going to Microsoft’s upgrade page from a Windows 7 PC, first spotted by ZDNet and The Verge . Despite being more than a decade old, Windows 7 is still one of the most widely used operating systems for desktops and laptops. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Microsoft is phasing out Windows 7, the PC software it released more than a decade ago in 2009 that still powers roughly a third of all laptop and desktop computers. Microsoft says on its website that security updates and customer service will no longer be available for Windows 7 as of Tuesday.