Microsoft is beginning to notify users that the Windows 7 operating system is approaching its Jan. 12 end-of-life date.
An update for Windows 7 brings a notification that tells users that support for the operating system is coming to an end. Microsoft has been trying to get people to move on from Windows 7 to newer versions for a long time, and that included offering the upgrade to Windows 10 for free.
Windows 7 was released in 2009 and the last major update, dubbed SP1, was released in 2011. Since then, Microsoft has only issued security patches and fixed minor issues.