The operating system versions of Microsoft, windows 7 Y Windows 8, are close to being part of the past that is not recommended because the company will stop giving security support in the coming days; specifically from the January 10, 2023.
Despite the fact that both versions stopped being updated in the years 2020 Y 2016, respectively, the technology company kept them current thanks to its security patches that gave them the possibility of continuing to be used by the community without problems, since these data offered an adequate level of protection against cyber attacks.
Now with the announcement, cybercriminals will find ways to break the privacy Y safety of these systems if they are not updated to the latest ones.
The transition to more advanced systems such as Windows 10 either Windows 11 should have been done a couple of years ago so that the more than 100 million devices that used the past versions of the system had time to change, since they will be able to have guaranteed security support at least until the 2025, before they become obsolete and vulnerable against cybercriminals.
How to update Windows system
The most appropriate way to update is by consulting the official website for downloading Microsoft. In it, users will be able to find the precise instructions for the installation of the OS latest, as well as the requirements for the system to run properly.
if the laptop in which the user operates is not compatible with Windows 11you should consider working with version 10, although if this is the case, it would be advisable to change the device to guarantee the versions latest system and upcoming updates are possible.
Browsers also leave Windows 7
Browsers like Google Chrome Y Mozilla Firefox they will also stop providing security support to users, at least on these operating systems.
In the case of Chrome has already been confirmed by Google that this support will end permanently on January 15, 2023date until which extended “assistance with important security and stability updates”, while in Firefox this could end during the month of January or, failing that, in June of this year.
“(The user) must ensure that his device works with Windows 10 or later versions to continue receiving updates from Chrome”. indicates Google in the statement of its website official.
Even Edge, himself browser designed by Microsoft would be ending support for its versions of Windows 7 and 8 It’s just about concentrating on modern editions of your system. The new “Edge 109″ will be launched on 12th of January and it won’t offer this benefit to older systems, which apparently it will do as well. office 365.
Although the suite of work programs of Microsoft will continue to be supported in its latest version for these systems older editions, the following ones will no longer be compatible with them and any attempt to install a modern edition on them will result in a failure message. error.