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Microsoft Issues the Update to Announce the End of Windows 7 Updates

March 25, 2019 / Wayne Rash

It’s not exactly the Windows Update to end all updates, but it’s close. Windows 7 machines that downloaded the most recent round of official updates got one that doesn’t do much beyond telling you to stop using Windows 7. The way it’s supposed to work is that computers running Windows 7 will start getting pop-up notices beginning April 18 letting them know that all support for Windows 7 will end on Jan. 14, 2020. The pop-up notice will provide a link to additional information on Microsoft’s website letting you know your upgrade options, including buying new computers, which is what the company really wants you to do. While the notices aren’t supposed to appear until April, some users are reporting seeing them already. When the notice does appear, you can check a box in the lower left corner telling the alert not to appear again.