San Francisco: Microsoft announced to put the final nail in the coffin by deciding to put a final halt on the roll-out of free security patches for Windows 7 (OS) next year.

“After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running ‘Windows 7’,” the company wrote in a post on Monday. 

The user don’t have to vary much as they would still be able to operate on it, but there would be no security, software or feature updates from the Microsoft anymore.

“You can continue to use ‘Windows 7’, but once support ends, your PC will become more vulnerable to security risks,” Microsoft said. 

“Windows 7” however, would also still be available for installation and activation after January 14, 2020 “To avoid security risks and viruses, Microsoft recommends that you consider upgrading to Windows 10,” the company added. .