The mainstream press in the UK has started to cover the end of life for Windows 7 story. The positioning here is “It’s the reason to buy a new PC”. I find it intresting that this wasn’t pushed more on the run-up to Christmas. Perhaps Microsoft are wary of being seen as money-grabbing gits?…
[…] “After January 14, 2020, if your PC is running Windows 7, it will no longer receive security updates. Therefore, it’s important that you upgrade to a modern operating system such as Windows 10, which can provide the latest security updates to help keep you and your data safer,” Microsoft warned in a post on its website.
Although many should be able to make the switch to Windows 10, via a simple software upgrade, it seems millions could be forced to head to the shops and buy a brand new device.
That’s because Microsoft is warning that some ageing computers simply won’t be able to cope with its latest and greatest operating system.
In advice on its Windows 7 support page, Microsoft says: “For most Windows 7 users, moving to a new device with Windows 10 will be the recommended path forward. Today’s PCs are faster, lightweight yet powerful, and more secure, with an average price that’s considerably less than that of the average PC eight years ago.”
“We recommend that you don’t install Windows 10 on an older device, as some Windows 7 devices are not compatible with Windows 10 or could experience reduced feature availability.”