So what does this mean for your machines running Windows 7 right now? Microsoft will continue to have Windows 7 updates so your computer is protected for now. Your systems are covered for now as only the free help and support are no longer offered. You can still get support but Microsoft will charge for help with the software. In the year 2020, Microsoft will put Windows 7 in complete darkness.
Originally, Windows 7 was available in 2009 with 100 million copies and it is still very popular, more stable than Windows Vista, and it is running half of the world's PCs. On January 21st Microsoft will make an announcement about Windows 10 (after skipping the name Windows 9), so stayed tuned.