Are you using an old version of Windows? Soon you will be without support

Microsoft reminded its users that one of its operating systems is close to being unsupported, with all the risks that this entails. What is it?

There is an old saying that says “There is no deadline that is not met, nor debt that is not paid” and that’s precisely what Microsoft wants to remember for users running a old version of Windows on your computer.

In this sense, the American company reminded users who use old versions that must update to a newer editionon the contrary, they will be left without technical support from the company and will be exposed to the risks that this entails.

One of the systems that is no longer supported by Microsoft, and that according to stat counterhas 11.2% market share, is windows 7, whose support ended on January 14, 2020.

In that sense, Microsoft recommends upgrading to a newer version, either Windows 10, or buying a new Windows 11 computer.

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End of support for Windows 8.1:

Another system that lives its “last days of life” is Windows 8.1edition launched in 2013 and which was an update to version “8”strongly questioned due to -among various factors- remove the classic start menu.

The Redmond-based company reported that the end of support for Windows 8.1 is scheduled for this January 10, 2023date on which said system will stop receiving updates and support from the company.

Screenshot - Windows 8.1

Will my computer stop working?

As the company explains on your websitethe teams they will not stop working, they will just stop receiving updates and support.

However, the foregoing means that computers, by not receiving improvements, they will become vulnerable to viruses and other potential security risks.

In addition, over time, it is likely that Many programs and apps also stop working on Windows 8.1 and require a newer version.

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