Microsoft has started rolling out an update notification to all of its Windows 7 users, and informing about the upcoming discontinuation of the current operating system that their systems are running on – this shows that the end of Windows 7 is not too far away.

Longstanding operating system by Microsoft, the Windows 7 is now heading towards a cloudy end as the tech giant has started notifying its users about the end of support soon. After revealing users about its plans to end Windows 7 support earlier this week, Microsoft finally has an official word. As per a public post rolled out by Microsoft on Friday, “After 10 years of servicing, January 14, 2020, is the last day Microsoft will offer security updates for computers running Windows 7. This update enables reminders about Windows 7 end of support”.

Hence, Microsoft is offering an operating system update via Windows Update to all users – before the security support officially ends. So have automatic update enabled, you will be notified about the download and installation of the upgraded version of Windows. And although you shouldn’t, but you can opt for “do not remind again” option if you want to get rid of the notification for once and for all. From January 14, 2020, Microsoft will stop supporting the operating system, and it is up to you to decide if you are moving to Windows 8, 10 or maybe even a move from an earlier version of Windows 10 to a later version.

By shutting down Windows 7, Microsoft will discontinue of the longest-standing OS – but it will surely serve Microsoft’s goal of having it installed on 1 billion devices. Currently, as many as 800 million devices are running on Microsoft 10, and the additional rush from the closure of operating system will help Microsoft in reaching its target number of users quickly.