As of January 14th, Microsoft is officially no longer supporting Windows 7 – without an additional fee. This means devices with this operating system (OS) will not receive patches or updates. Without these software updates, the outdated system will be vulnerable to hackers and other cyberattacks. Microsoft is offering an alternative for enterprise users not quite ready to transition. The fee starts at $25 per device. Annually there will be an incremental increase. The extension for Windows 7 will only be available until 2023.
Does your browser still support Windows 7? After some time, web browsers will end support for antiquated operating systems. Browsers update periodically to safeguard software. Mozilla has no plans to drop support, but Google Chrome will only support Windows 7 for a minimum of 18 more months.
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