In March, Microsoft announced that it would send Windows 7 users an on-screen “Courtesy reminder” about the incoming end of support of the operating system.
At the time of publication, it is not certain if all Windows 7 users are currently seeing the “Reminder,” but it was confirmed to have appeared on at least one of Digital Trends’ PCs. As last explained by Microsoft, the “Reminder” doesn’t specifically mention updating to Windows 10.
Instead, clicking on the “Learn More” area of the notification directs back to a dedicated website dedicated to the January 4, 2020 end of support for Windows 7.
A routine Windows 7 update, dubbed KB4493132 from March, downloaded through Windows Update had initially introduced the “Reminder.” A sample reminder notification similar to what Digital Trends experienced can be seen below.
Microsoft is no stranger to these notifications, as it has previously sent out similar popups to Windows XP users when the operating system was being phased out.
Despite Windows 7 being 10 years old, the operating system remains popular and was only surpassed in marks share by Windows 10 in January.
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