As of January 13th, 2015 Microsoft has ended “Mainstream Support” for Windows 7.

This means that there will be no more feature enhancements for Windows 7 from here on out but that there will still be Security updates / Patches as new vulnerabilities are discovered.

The End of Security updates is scheduled for January 14th, 2020.

You can find the full related Microsoft articles here:

Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet

and here:

Microsoft Support Lifecyle

As of the writing time of this article any one with Windows 7 should still be good to go for some time.

If you have any additional questions regarding this article or any other computer related questions please use the contact link / form on the menu.

Thank You

Carl Taylor