As it was found out yesterday, computers based on the operating system Windows 7 will soon “die”, in connection with which many of them can fail, stopping to work properly. This is due to the fact that Microsoft already in July this year will terminate the software support of an outdated OS, which means it can quickly lose compatibility with the latest software from other companies.
It is known that Windows 7 will be supported by January 14, 2020, and then all users will have to pay for updates. However, as it turned out, most computer owners will get a non-working software much earlier. As it became known from the official source in the person of Microsoft, all users of the seventh “winds” will lose the ability to use the operating system before the end of its support period, unless an update is installed.
This is an update that represents a special patch for the system of protection, and it will be released on March 12, 2019. Anyone who does not install it will remain without software support for the Windows 7 operating system. This update will bring along support for the SHA-2 cryptographic hashing algorithm for service packs instead of the current SHA-1. Obviously, Microsoft does not just make users of their already outdated operating system upgrade in a short time.
Thus, the American corporation creates a ground for the owners of computers on Windows 7 to refuse this operating system and switched to Windows 10, that is, the latest operating system from Microsoft from all available now on the market. After completing the free support for the seventh “win”, and this will happen as early as January 14 next year, users will receive additional updates within three years, but each year they will have to pay for them. Such is unlikely someone will be happy, but without these updates, modern computers will lose support for the most recent software from other companies.