Windows 7 Mainstream Support is Ending-Don’t Panic


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


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