Windows 7 going to extended support in January 2015

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 09 2014 @ 14:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Microsoft issued a reminder that mainstream support for Windows 7 is going to be shut down on January 13, 2015. What this means is that the software giant will no longer create new features or deliver other enhancements for the operating system like a new version of Internet Explorer. Security updates will be delivered until January 14, 2020, which is planned to be the end of Windows 7's extended support phase.

The bulletin also points out that mainstream support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will be ending in January 2015 as well and that Windows Phone 7.8 will move to extended support on September 9, 2014.

Windows 8.x on the other hand receives mainstream support until January 9, 2018 and extended support until January 10, 2023.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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