Windows 7 EOL Looming

The Inquirer would like to remind us that Windows 7 EOL is just around the corner. On January 14th, 2020, Microsoft will stop providing security updates for Windows 7. This officially makes Windows 7 end of life. Those who continue to cling to it will begin receiving full screen pop ups indicating the need to upgrade to 10. Organizations can pursue extended support thru Microsoft by paying annual fees per machine. Prices will double for each year purchased but start at $25 for Enterprise Edition and then $50 for Pro.

I always upgrade to the latest OS in order to have access to the latest API’s for gaming. This hasn’t always been a smooth process. I also remember being grumpy that it seemed like so much happened so fast. It seemed like a matter of short years in going 7>8>8.1>10. Ironically just last week I read a story at DSOG, about Ring Of Elysuim’s beta that supports DX12 on Windows 7 being out now.

Still holding onto Windows 7? Perhaps you’ve dug into 10 and are just used to it’s various issues. Let us know.


Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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