Windows 7 Mainstream Support Ended - Huh?

You have probably or heard reports similar to my headline above, and wondered what it means to you, the home user with a Windows 7 PC? Not too much actually; essentially Microsoft has started Windows 7 on the path to making it obsolete (as Windows XP now is). You will continue to receive security updates for Windows 7 until 2020, but you won't get free support from Microsoft anymore. I don't know about you, but even as a tech support person I have never called Microsoft for support on anything (that's not a dig at Microsoft, I just don't think that occurs to most users). You won't get new features either, but Windows 7 will probably remain a viable operating system until your current computer hardware goes into that long good night, and Windows 10 is cozily established.

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