As anticipated several times, the support provided by Microsoft will definitively expire next month Windows 7. The date to circle in red on the calendar is that of January 14th 2020. Later only those registered in the Extended Security Updates program (for a fee) can continue to receive updates and security patches.
Customers who have purchased the Extended Security Update for on-premise versions of some operating systems must follow specific procedures to continue receiving security updates following the end of extended support set for January 14, 2020.
Windows 7: a full screen alert to switch to W10
For all those still at W7, in any case, one is coming full screen notification (not a simple pop-up) that will highlight the risks associated with using an operating system dated with the aim of pushing towards a more recent Windows 10. It will be mandatory to interact with it to hide it. This is what the Redmond group has officially announced today.
Starting from 15 January 2020, a full-screen notification will appear describing the risks of further use of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 following the end of the support set for January 14, 2020. The notification will remain on the screen until the interaction. This message will appear only on the following editions of Windows 7 Service Pack 1: Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate.
Microsoft therefore intends bang in the face its potential users safety hazards of their devices and their data, continuing to leverage a technology that is now over a decade old.