If you are still using the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, your computer may be in danger soon, as Microsoft will stop providing free security updates to the system starting today, which means that the computers that use it will be more vulnerable to malware and hacking, as it needs Users who want to protect their computers to upgrade to Windows 10, according to the Indian TOI website.
The report indicated that users may also need to purchase new computers because old devices may not be compatible with the Windows 10 operating system, and technology companies usually phase out old systems after several years and focus efforts on updating existing versions of operating systems.
Microsoft launched the release of Windows 7 in 2009, while the operating system “Windows 8″ that appeared in 2012 will continue to work until 2023, while an upgrade to Windows 10 costs about $ 139 for the basic version, which is a Home version, while a copy costs ” Pro “is intended for companies and individuals who need its advanced features about $ 200.
Windows 10 provides regular free updates to security and additional features, and although it is not possible to phase out Windows 10 anytime soon, older versions require these updates to continue working, and Microsoft is ending its monthly update package known as “Patch Tuesday”. For Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2.
Those running Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Enterprise can buy extended protection for up to three years, but it might be worthwhile to buy new computers or get Windows 10, and Microsoft will also end support on October 13 for the Office 2010 package that includes software Word processing and spreadsheet software, and owners need to explore newer versions of Office, including a subscription offering called Office 365.