Thursday, October 11, 2012

Windows 7 support will end in 2015, XP and Vista ended

Windows 8 is just a few weeks away from the official release and Microsoft has announced that how long it is going provide support for the older versions of Windows. The support for Windows Vista and Windows XP has already ended, support for Vista ended this year on 12th April and XP was ended on 14th April 2009. No worries still for Windows Vista and XP users both the OSs are now in extended support, which will end on 8th April 2014 for XP and 11th April 2017 for Windows Vista.
Now coming back to Windows 7 users, the formal support for the OS will end on 15th April 2015 and the extended support will end around the year 2020. Now what does this no support thing mean….? Well while in support Microsoft will release regular updates to the OS, which include small and some major security fixes, some feature upgrades and also warranty claims, but once the OS goes in the extended support there will be some minor updates to the OS and no warranty support. I think Microsoft is doing good with the OS updates and the latest version Windows 8 really is impressive and one should be up for OS updates, leaving the older ones. Not providing support for the older operating systems might force users to upgrade or at least Microsoft is thinking that way. ლ(o◡oლ)

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