Microsoft released Windows 7 more than ten years ago, and it has since become one of the most well-liked OS updates ever. In actuality, a lot of people jumped right into Windows 10 instead of Windows 8 or 8.1. The last day for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 should be noted by those who are stuck behind.
Microsoft ceased providing feature updates for Windows 7 in January 2020 but continued to provide 3-year security patches for an additional cost. This was essential for many organizations that struggled to switch over to the newer OS. But as of right now, Microsoft has stopped providing security updates, giving customers the option of updating or sticking with potentially insecure Windows 7.
Approximately 10% of PCs running Windows 7, according to third-party research, whereas Windows 8.1 is installed on significantly fewer machines. Perhaps for this reason, Microsoft is discontinuing security support for Windows 8.1 and won’t be providing it going forward like it did for Windows 7.