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Today we read that Microsoft has decided to extend support for its Windows Vista operating system until April 2017. Now there is also good news for Windows 7 consumers!
Microsoft announced that it will extend Windows 7 support until January 14, 2020. The main support for Windows 7 should end in January 2015, until then it will continue to receive feature updates and security patches. But now with this revision, Windows 7 consumers will receive security updates until January 2015. 2)
Difference between Mainstream Support and Extended Support on Windows
This table explains the difference between Mainstream Support and Extended Support.
No extended support for consumer, hardware and multimedia products was previously available, but this announcement marks a significant change in the way Microsoft will offer consumer products such as Windows 7.
This is great news for Windows 7 users – especially those who are not planning to upgrade to Windows 8.
Details are available on the Microsoft Lifecycle website.
Read: Windows 10 End support.
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