Microsoft's end of support: What it means and how you can upgrade now

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Delhi : Microsoft will soon discontinue providing support for its older Windows operating systems. Users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will stop receiving security updates and technical support starting the next week. The company has announced that Windows-based PCs won't receive any upgrades after January 10. You can learn everything you need to know about this and how to update to a newer software version right here.

For individuals who want to continue using older versions of Windows even though Microsoft will soon cease supporting them, Edge 109 will also lose software support. On February 7, Google will also discontinue providing support for Chrome on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

The most recent version of any programme is usually advised for users to use because older versions are not secure. To fix bugs and solve any software security problems, the company publishes new updates. To improve your experience, periodically new features are incorporated in these upgrades.

How can I upgrade my computer to Windows 10 or Windows 11?

The most recent version of Windows is available for use right now, and updating to it is now cost-free. Your device will be able to download the Windows 10 update when it is ready via the Windows Update page in Settings. In order to complete the installation, you must restart your device.  

After that, Windows 10 will be running on your device. To determine if their PC is already running the Windows 10 2022 update, one merely has to choose View update history on the Windows Update settings page.

Not everyone can use Windows 11 because it doesn't support many older PCs. There are a few minimum system requirements for Windows 11 that must be satisfied. Therefore, if your machine doesn't meet these requirements, you won't be able to install Windows 11 on it. At that point, your only other option will be to buy a new computer, which should work with Windows 11.

The minimum requirements for your PC are 4GB of RAM, a 64GB hard drive, a CPU with two or more cores operating at 1GHz, TMP 2.0, a 720p display, and graphics hardware that supports DirectX 12 or later and the WDDM 2.0 driver. A list of additional requirements may be found on Microsoft's official website.

People don't need to go through these requirements because there is a straightforward approach to find out if their machine is compatible with the most recent Windows version. Go to the Windows Update page in Settings and check for the update there. If your machine has received a Windows 10 or Windows 11 update, you can install it.  You could also consider downloading and installing the PC Health Check application from the Microsoft website to verify your system's suitability for Windows 11.