On January 13, 2015, Microsoft stopped mainstream support for their Windows 7 operating system (OS). This means all end users will no longer get complimentary support, design changes, or non-critical security updates for their software. While small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) still using Windows 7 can purchase extended support for the Professional and Enterprise editions until January 2023, users of Home Premium and lower editions will end on January 14, 2020.
Is it okay to use Windows 7 after its end of life?
Mainstream support for Windows 7 ended years ago, but it remains the second most popular version of the operating system today, accounting for over 31% of Windows users worldwide as of July 2019. According to Microsoft, Windows 7 can still be activated or used after January 2020 as long as the available updates and security patches are installed.