In the absence of almost a month for Windows 7 to run out of support, Microsoft is still in its campaign to update its customers. Although the company has been sending courtesy reminders to computer users that retain the well-known operating system, it will soon be a bit more aggressive: the warning will be through a full-screen pop-up window.
The scope of the next notification was mentioned for the first time in the change logs for the monthly updates of Windows 7, with the code name KB4530734, record Digital Trends. According to Microsoft, the aforementioned notification describing the risk of continuing to use Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will appear as of January 15, 2020, one day after the end of support arrives.
The warning will be shown temporarily remain on the screen until it is discarded in most editions of Windows 7, including Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate. The pop-up window will also show some options to discard the message, remember it later or get more information and not remember it again, according to The Verge.
The only ones who will be saved from the note will be those commercial or business users who have previously purchased the Extended Security Update under the Cloud Solution Partner (CSP) program.
Although a full-screen pop-up window like the one described above will be very annoying for most users, its existence has a good reason. Running an operating system without manufacturer support means that since you will not be able to obtain security patches or updates to stay protected from viruses.
If you arrive in mid-January next running Windows 7 on your desktop or laptop, your options are not too many. Although the free upgrade program to Windows 10 ends, it is still technically possible to advance to the newest version, although it is not recommended for older computers. You can also buy a new device, surely more modern and with better specifications than the current one. If you take this last option, you can set the new operating system to look like Windows 7.