Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015. Don’t panic! Your Windows 7 computer will be relevant for many more years. Here’s what you need to know in a nutshell.
- Mainstream support has ended. This means:
- No new features will be added
- There will be no more free help if you call Microsoft for a Windows 7 issue
- Extended-phase support will continue until January 14, 2020
- Microsoft will continue security patches
- Microsoft will provide security-related hot fixes