Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7. That means it will no longer be releasing software updates, including software that can prevent cyberattacks, on millions of computers.
“While you can continue to use your PC running Windows 7 without constant software and security updates, it will be at greater risk for viruses and malware,” Microsoft said on the website.
“In addition, Microsoft’s customer service will no longer be available to provide Windows 7 technical support.”
Microsoft says that people using Windows 7 should do one of two things.
People with a computer younger than three can pay to upgrade to Windows 10 if they haven’t already. And that starts at $139 per computer.
Microsoft originally offered a free update until July 29, 2016.
But if you have a computer that is more than three years old, Microsoft suggests buying a new computer running Windows 10.
According to Net Applications figures from December, 32.74% of all laptops and desktops still run Windows 7, after Windows 10.
While Windows 10 runs on more than 900 million devices.