Microsoft has already confirmed that it is going to end support for Windows 7 on January 14th, 2020. The company is now planning to send notifications to users who are still running this version of the operating system to inform them about the impending end of support. It will begin notifying users about the cut-off date starting next month.
What this means is that Microsoft will no longer send security updates for Windows 7 and Office 2020. It would recommend that users upgrade to Windows 10 and Office 365 instead. There’s obviously no guarantee of security once the company ends support for the aforementioned iteration.
However, the notification that Microsoft starts sending out next month won’t specifically mention Windows 10, but, it will mention the cut-off date and a link to the company’s website which offers more detail about the end-of-support. That site encourages users to upgrade to Windows 10 or buy a modern PC that comes with the new iteration.
Windows 7 users will have the option to “do not remind me again” so that they are not bothered by this notification again. Microsoft has clearly picked up on some lessons from the persistent notifications debacle during the free Windows 10 upgrade period.