Today marks exactly one year before Microsoft ends extended support for Windows 7 with service pack 1.
What seemed like forever away just a little while ago, now is close to coming due, and those responsible for keeping the company’s user base in compliance have only a year to complete migrations to Windows 10 or another operating system.
On January 14, 2020, Windows 7 with service pack 1 will exit extended support. Windows 7 with service pack 1 is the only supportable Windows 7 version left. All others have already expired.
When January 14, 2020 hits, Microsoft will halt all development for Windows 7, meaning no additional security updates will be made available for Windows 7 and customers can no longer pay for updates. Effectively, Windows 7 dies on that day.
Those struggling to migrate to Windows 10 should quickly put more expedient plans in place or seek help from external sources.