Microsoft charges back against Windows 7: Your security is obsolete, better go to Windows 10
Microsoft has a problem. It is working hard on a convergent operating system and is acquiring a Rolling Release philosophy with major updates, but still not being able to get it used by as many users as it has its other operating system released in 2009. Yes, Windows 7 is becoming a problem.
That is why a point has arrived that from Microsoft itself have begun to attack its most used operating system in an attempt to “motivate” its users to update the latter. It has begun to do in its German website, where taking advantage of the support that finishes in three years put in question its security architecture.
Microsoft seems to want to avoid another case Windows XP, which as you recall had a huge user base when it ended its support three years ago, making the end of your life a real problem for users, companies and Microsoft itself. Hence another line in which companies are warned: “With Windows XP we have already seen that companies must face the transition early to avoid risks or subsequent costs.”
Microsoft takes a year and a half attacking Windows 7
Microsoft could see it coming. Windows 7 is an operating system well liked by users, so much so that the fact that they did not want to abandon it lastró to Windows 8 throughout their life. He did not want the same thing happening with Windows 10, so from the beginning he started an aggressive campaign to “force” his users to make the leap.
First he tempted their pocket telling them that if they had an original Windows 7 license they would not need to pay for the 10. Then came the sound case of the update notifications, with which throughout the year that the promotion of Windows 10 lasted for free to the Users of 7 did not stop getting notifications asking them to update.
Windows 7 still has three years to live, but with one and a half in the market Windows 10 still has not managed to overcome in users, so it is expected that when the support is finished millions of users are still using it. That is why, although they may not lack reason to question the safety of their veteran system, it is not difficult to see that it is a new movement within a campaign that we already know.