As we know that most Indians use Windows laptops. Recently Microsoft has stopped support for Windows 7 and 8.1, so will your laptop running on this OS also stop? Let's know about it.
Microsoft has a huge user base in the Indian laptop market. Most of the country's laptops work on Microsoft Windows only. The company also keeps on making new changes to improve its user experience. Recently the company has discontinued support for its two operating systems Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Now some users are in a quandary about whether their laptop running on these Windows will work or not. No need to worry, as we are here to answer all your questions.
When did the support end?
The company had reported months ago that it would end support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 at the beginning of the new year. According to its saying, the company stopped support for these Windows on January 10, 2023.
Such was the journey of these Windows
Let us tell you that both operating systems were very popular. Windows 7 was launched in 2009 and due to its popularity, it was given a long life of 11 years. Let us tell you that it was supposed to stop supporting it in 2015, but due to being more popular among the people, it was given an extension of 5 years till 2020. Along with this, it has also been extended till 2023 with security updates.
On the other hand, if we talk about Windows 8.1, was introduced in 2013 and was to be upgraded in 2018. It was later extended to 2023 so that you can upgrade to Windows 10 and Windows 11.
Will these Windows-running laptops be shut down?
The biggest question is that after removing the support on these Windows, will the laptops working on it stop or say that they will stop working? No, nothing like this will happen even though you will not get new updates but your laptop will continue to work.
What will be the loss?
Even if your laptop works, you won't get any new updates anymore. This means that benefits like security updates and bug fixes will not be available. The biggest problem will be that your laptop will not run smoothly and will not be able to protect itself from cyber security threats.