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When Windows 7 was first introduced Microsoft promised that support would continue for 10 years. They are continuing to meet that commitment until Jan. 14th 2020 when support will end on that date. What that means is Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, software updates, enhancements or security updates or fixes after Jan. 14th, 2020. Your computer will still function after that date but if you continue to use the Operating System it will become more vulnerable to viruses, malware and hackers as time goes by. Microsoft is recommending that any Win 7 user switch over to Win 10 before the scheduled end of support date. For IT professionals: Microsoft will offer paid Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) through January 2023. The Windows 7 ESU will be sold on a per-device basis and the price will increase each year. Windows 7 ESUs will be available to all Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise customers in Volume Licensing, with a discount to customers with Windows software assurance, Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Education subscriptions. In addition, Office 365 ProPlus will be supported on devices with active Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) through January 2023. This means that customers who purchase the Windows 7 ESU will be able to continue to run Office 365 ProPlus.