Microsoft's official support for Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020. Last week, the US company announced that it would continue to support the popular operating system for business customers until 2023 - for money. But even private customers who do not want to invest any money in a support contract can hope to be able to use Windows 7 beyond 2020.
Firewall and virus protection are crucial. Even today, Avast still offers free protection for the long-expired Windows XP operating system. If you don't store sensitive data on your hard drive and don't use the device for online banking, you can not only work well offline, but occasionally even go online, but you should only access websites that are known to be secure. The best browser for this is the latest XP-compatible version of Opera.
Windows 7 still runs on around 40 percent of all computers worldwide. As long as the market share is above 10 percent, providers will be found who provide the latest browsers and protection software. The real end of Windows 7 usage is therefore not expected before the second half of the 2020s.