There is both good news and bad news from the tech world. The good news is that Microsoft heading for the release of Windows 10. Most probably, the new operating system will be released to the general public by this year fall. The bad news is that Microsoft is lifting mainstream support for Windows 7. Hereafter, Windows 7 will have only extended support.
What does lifting of Windows 7 support mean?
The report about Microsoft’s decision to lift mainstream Windows 7 support has shocked millions of PC users in the world. As per the latest statistics, Windows 7 holds more than half of the total Windows market share. It is not a surprise that the lifting of support for the most widely used operating system has shocked many.
Nevertheless, Microsoft reassures users that they need not worry about the termination of mainstream Windows 7 support as the OS will be supported until January 4, 2020. It means Windows 7 users can continue using their PC without any security risks for the next five years.
How to fix Blue screen Windows 7 Error
When serious issues like BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) pops up in the PC, users can either look for troubleshooting steps on how to fix Blue screen Windows 7 error in online support forums or contact the support desk and get the issue solved at a fixed charge. During the extended support period, Microsoft will be charging a fixed amount for the troubleshooting.
It means that Microsoft won’t be giving any free support during the extended support period. Another downside with the extended support is that during this period, no new features or updates will be rolled out for the OS anymore.
New features that Windows 7 users would miss out
It appears that Microsoft’s ending of Windows 7 support will deprive users of many coveted features such as 4K resolution monitor compatibility, DirectX 12 support, 3D graphics library for gaming, etc. All these features are currently available for the Windows 8-8.1 duo, and will be made available for the upcoming Windows 10 operating system. Though these features are not used by the majority of users, their absence in Windows 7 make it an incompetent OS among the new Windows operating systems.
Windows 7 is currently regarded as the most successful Windows operating system in history. However, Microsoft hopes that its upcoming Windows new operating system will outdo Windows 7.