Windows 7: Microsoft is killing off support for operating system used on a third of PCs globally
Microsoft will no longer support the 11-year-old operating system as of Tuesday. For users, that means Microsoft will stop providing updates and security patches for Windows 7.
Microsoft said that Windows 7 users can still use their computers after Tuesday, but the company warns they will be at “greater risk for viruses and malware.”
The company is encouraging people to upgrade to Windows 10 for $139 or buy a new device running Windows 10 if their computer is more than three years old. It previously offered a free upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 when Microsoft launched its latest operating system more than four years ago.