Microsoft has been under attack by Windows 7 fans ever since the company announced the End-of-Support for the Operating System. Now that we are just two days away from the deadline, Microsoft has published a full-page article advising users to switch to Surface.
Buried inside the FAQ section of the article is the recommendation from Microsoft to the Windows 7 users. The FAQ section states that it’s better for users to buy a new PC and not upgrade their existing devices.
“For most Windows 7 users, moving to a new device with Windows 10 Pro is the recommended path forward. Surface devices are faster and lightweight, and more powerful and more secure, with an average price that’s considerably less than that of the average PC eight years ago.” – Microsoft
Microsoft also noted that customers can ideally use Windows 7 after the End-of-Support but they won’t be protected against new security vulnerabilities.
Almost 400 million users are still on Windows 7. So ideally they will need to either buy new Windows 10 devices or upgrade their devices to Windows 10 in two days. Microsoft won’t be servicing Windows 7 after 14th January 2020.