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Understanding Windows 7 in the Age of Windows 10

You may have seen the news that some customers will be given an additional free year of Windows 7 support. Does this mean that Microsoft is going to waffle on its support demands and keep extending the timeline, as it did infamously for Windows XP?

Your guess is as good as mine. But I don’t think so: There are some big differences between the end of life (EOL) of Windows 7 and that of XP. That said, the collateral damage will be the same. And the audience that’s hurt most by this looming support milestone is, of course, individuals.

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