Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: What does windows 7 support life cycle ending in 2020 mean

27 Apr 2017   #1
honnybee

windows 7 home premoninent oa
 
 
What does windows 7 support life cycle ending in 2020 mean

What are the ramifications of it ending in 2020 and will windows 7 still be usable then. Thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
27 Apr 2017   #2
tetraps

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

It will still be usable but there will be no security or other updates after that point.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2017   #3
Mooly

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes, it will still be usable then and also in 10 or 100 yrs time.

It means W7 will no longer receive any updates or support to fix bugs etc. Security updates will finish. Manufacturers will no longer support it to, and so things like printers and other new hardware will not be guaranteed to work with it. 3rd party browsers will also drop out of support leaving W7 an increasingly outdated and insecure platform. That won't happen overnight, it will be gradual, but that is what will happen. Manufacturers of security programs will also drop out of supporting an old system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Apr 2017   #4
honnybee

windows 7 home premoninent oa
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mooly View Post
Yes, it will still be usable then and also in 10 or 100 yrs time.

It means W7 will no longer receive any updates or support to fix bugs etc. Security updates will finish. Manufacturers will no longer support it to, and so things like printers and other new hardware will not be guaranteed to work with it. 3rd party browsers will also drop out of support leaving W7 an increasingly outdated and insecure platform. That won't happen overnight, it will be gradual, but that is what will happen. Manufacturers of security programs will also drop out of supporting an old system.

So what option will we have to support and protect our computers I think most users are happy with their windows 7 and don't want to upgrade to the windows 10.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2017   #5
Tpau

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

My Win7 64 bit pro will be offline before 2020, I've bought a laptop for surfing the web and I'm going to put Linux Cinnamon 18.1 on it, I should have done this when Win10 first came out and all this snooping by Microsoft came out into the open.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2017   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Their very well be another option.
My crystal is broken so I can only speculate.

By 2020 Microsoft will have W-10 working very well for most. Well enough for me to buy.

Jack
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2017   #7
honnybee

windows 7 home premoninent oa
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Their very well be another option.
My crystal is broken so I can only speculate.

By 2020 Microsoft will have W-10 working very well for most. Well enough for me to buy.

Jack
I don't want to upgrade due to the spying issues
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2017   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Nobody knows that will be a issue in 2020.

Jack
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2017   #9
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
windows 7 lifecycle

Hello Everyone, I have a new Windows 10 pc, and I do not mind using it even though Windows 7 is still

my number one. I am aware of the spying issue, but I do agree also, that none of us know how different it

will be over the next couple of years. I think Microsoft is my preference as I like stability in a system, and

they do make stable systems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2017   #10
honnybee

windows 7 home premoninent oa
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ethel View Post
Hello Everyone, I have a new Windows 10 pc, and I do not mind using it even though Windows 7 is still

my number one. I am aware of the spying issue, but I do agree also, that none of us know how different it

will be over the next couple of years. I think Microsoft is my preference as I like stability in a system, and

they do make stable systems.
I prefer the windows operating system but this spying issue is a real deal maker for me if it's not resolved and if windows 7 won't be a good operating system in the future I'm going to look for a different one I hope I won't have to.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 What does windows 7 support life cycle ending in 2020 mean




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
will support for win 7 home be ending in near future?
I have read that support will be ending for win 8 and everyone is urged to upgrade to 8.1 now but, I haven't seen anything about win 7 home ver. Thanks! :)
Windows Updates & Activation
When will Microsoft legal define the life cycle of a device & Win...
When will Microsoft legal define the life cycle of a device & Windows as a service? I already know people opinions on these subjects. This will tell me if I even buy a new computer several years later using windows 10 or windows 10.99999 It will also tell me if I will upgrade to windows...
General Discussion
Support for WINDOWS XP ending April 2014
When support for XP ends this April, I can understand that no further Security/Enhancement updates will be coming down the pipe. My question is this - If I have to reload my Windows XP SP1 system, will updates prior to April 2014 still be available to download & install. IE: Sp2, Sp3 etc. Or does...
General Discussion
Windows End of Life Support
Hey I had a question about Windows end of life support. I'm running Windows 7, which isn't supposed to expire for a while to come (no date set yet). Now, like many of us here, I like Windows 7. Why does Microsoft expire support for it's products? It's not because they want us to rush out and buy a...
General Discussion
Support is ending for XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), on July 13, 2010
More...
News


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:37.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App