Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. When this 10-year period ends, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. The specific end of support day for Windows 7 will be January 14, 2020. After that, technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC will no longer be available for the product. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 sometime before January 2020 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available.
- Windows 10 offers you the choice of when and how to get the latest updates to keep your device running smoothly and securely. To manage your options and see available updates, select Check for Windows updates. Or select the Start button, and then go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update .
- Here’s some other info you might be looking for:
- If you get an error when trying to update, see Fix Windows Update issues.
- If you’re trying to activate Windows 10, see Activation in Windows 10 for more info.
- If you’re having trouble installing updates, see Troubleshoot problems updating Windows 10.
- For answers to frequently asked questions, see Windows Update: FAQ.
- To get the latest major update of Windows 10, see Get the Windows 10 November 2019 Update.