Microsoft will begin to send users push notifications warning them about the upcoming Windows 7 End of Support deadline. From January 14th, 2020, Windows 7 will no longer be supported by Microsoft. Notifications will begin being sent to users in April.
This notification won’t mention upgrading to Windows 10, but it will warn of the date in which Windows 7 support will end. A link will be in this notification which will then encourage people to upgrade to Windows 10 or to purchase a more modern PC.“Beginning next month, if you are a Windows 7 customer, you can expect to see a notification appear on your Windows 7 PC,” explains Matt Barlow, CVP of Windows. “This is a courtesy reminder that you can expect to see a handful of times in 2019.”
Microsoft has learned from past persistent notifications that people can become irritated by them. Microsoft says that the notifications will only be displayed a “handful” of times during 2019, and the notifications will stop once Windows 7 support ends in January.
Microsoft isn’t revealing the appearance of the notification until it is ready to start being pushed to machines in April. This is to ensure that malicious hackers don’t re-create this notification an trick Windows 7 users with malware. When received the notification will be clearly from Microsoft.
At HCS Business Solutions, we are urging our customers to begin preparing for the Windows 7 End of Support deadline on January 14th, 2020. Chat to our team to learn more about Windows 7 End of Support and how your business can be prepared, visit this page to learn more or contact our team today to begin preparing to upgrade!