Some users are reporting that Microsoft has begun sending
notifications to Windows 7 machines to remind users when
support for the OS ends. The users are supposed to upgrade to
Windows 10 before support ends for the older OS in January
By the looks of things, the notification first popped up in the
morning of April 18, 2019. A Reddit thread also
confirms that some Windows 7 users received the notification on
In another Reddit
discussion, users confirmed that the notification showed up
when they booted the computer. The notification titled “After
10 years, support for Windows 7 is nearing an end” reveals the
date when support for Windows 7 ends.
The notification popup features the ‘Learn more’ button on the
right. If you click on the button, it opens Microsoft’s webpage
in the browser to detail the end of support deadline and
options available to the customers.
As promised, there’s also a box ‘Do not remind me again’, which
if clicked, is supposed to stop displaying this notification
again. If you simply close the window, the notification would
show up again in the near future.
Microsoft says users can continue to use Windows 7, but the
operating system will stop receiving software and security
updates in 2020 and this will put the system at a greater risk
for viruses and malware.
“While you could continue to use your PC running
Windows 7, without continued software and security
updates, it will be at greater risk for viruses and malware.
Going forward, the best way for you to stay secure is on
Windows 10. And the best way to experience Windows 10 is
on a new PC. While it is possible to install Windows 10 on
your older device, it is not recommended,” Microsoft explains.