Microsoft has released a new update for Windows 7 that is specifically developed to bring end-of-support notifications to the desktop.
The support for Windows 7 comes to an end in January 2020, and Microsoft announced earlier this year that it would begin displaying warnings on the desktop in order to make people conscious of the upcoming deadline.
While it is going to be possible to block these notifications from turning up once again, Microsoft will even include information about how to upgrade to Windows 10, because this is the preferred operating-system for those who are taking into consideration the migration.
The new update that’s now offered to Windows 7 devices is KB4493132, and according to Microsoft, it will likely be presented to all systems running this year’s operating-system automatically via Windows Update.
“After 10 years of servicing, January 14, 2020, may be the last day Microsoft will offer you security updates for computers running Windows 7 SP1. This update enables reminders about Windows 7 end of support,” Microsoft explains on the official KB article.
“The new Windows XP”
A reboot won’t be asked to complete installing the update, so don’t be too surprised if notifications start showing up all of a sudden on your device.
Windows 7 continues to be the 2nd most-used desktop operating system worldwide having a share near to 36 percent, while Windows 10 is number one after some over 39 percent. Windows 7, however, is very likely to become the new Windows XP, as many users won’t upgrade to Windows 10 in order to stick with the more familiar Windows experience.
Nevertheless, considering that we’re currently within the last couple of months of extended support for Windows 7, expect the number of users upgrading to Windows 10 to increase by the end of 2019.