Windows 7 was one of Microsoft’s best-loved computing operating systems and most of us are still using it. According to NetMarketShare’s January 2018 data, 42.39% are still using Windows 7 – compared to the 34.29% who have moved on to the latest operating system, Windows 10.
But like all operating systems before it, Windows 7 will eventually reach the end of its lifecycle, making an upgrade an absolutely essential task for the safety of your PC.
Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015, but extended support won’t end until January 14, 2020.
This applies as long as you have Service Pack 1 installed. If you haven’t installed Service Pack 1 already, you should do it now by clicking here.