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Windows 7 discontinues support today! Can old computers and Office still work?

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Since its birth on October 22, 2009, after 10 years, the day has finally come.
Because of its ease of use, simplicity, and efficient use, Windows 7 has become another "evergreen tree" after Windows XP. It has changed Vista's failure and become one of the best versions in Windows history.
Windows 7 discontinues support today! Can old computers and Office still work?
But there is no banquet in the world, and technology is constantly changing. With the introduction of more secure, more efficient, and more powerful Windows 10, Windows 7 has completed its historical mission.

On January 14, 2020, today, Microsoft officially stopped supporting Windows 7.
In fact, as early as January 13, 2015, Microsoft terminated mainstream technical support for Windows 7 SP1, and since then only issued security patches and emergency repair patches. The five-year buffer period is fleeting, and now the last "insurance" is gone.
Society is constantly developing, and no matter how good things are, they will grow old. Over time, they will be replaced by more advanced, safer, and more usable things.
Like the original XP, many people's feelings for Windows 7 will eventually disappear with the long history. But there is no doubt that the fond memories that accompany us through a decade are worth remembering.
According to Microsoft's official statement, from today on, your computer can continue to run Windows 7, but the consequence is that there is no continuous software and security updates, and the computer is at greater risk of being attacked by viruses and malware. There are three main core points: 1. No technical support for any issues; 2. No software updates; 3. No longer providing security updates or fixes.
At the same time, Microsoft officials have also answered some concerns of old users:
Will Windows 7 computers stop working on January 14, 2020?
will not. Although support for Windows 7 will stop, it will still work.
How do I get Windows 10?
You can purchase the full version of Windows 10 and install it on a Windows 7 computer. Using a new computer is the best way to experience Windows 10. Today's computers are faster, more powerful, and have Windows 10 pre-installed.
Can I upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free?
When Windows 10 was first released, a free upgrade event was launched, but the event ended on July 29, 2016.
Now you can buy Windows 10 and download and install it on your old computer. However, if your computer has been in use for more than three years, it is appropriate to consider upgrading to a new device.
Why should I consider a new computer?
The technology that was originally used on computers running Windows 7 is 10 years old. Many features and functions of Windows 10 are exactly the same as Windows 7.
After changing to a new computer, you will find many experiences that are familiar, but also innovative, which were not available ten years ago:
Update your computer hardware, faster, more powerful, and more compatible with the latest industry technologies.
Sign in is three times faster and requires no password. Just use your face or fingerprint to unlock your computer instantly and securely.
Enjoy new ways to interact with Windows beyond the mouse and keyboard-touch screen, stylus.
The Photos app automatically organizes and tags your photos. For example, just type "beach" in the search bar and all your beach photos will be displayed.
How is Windows 10's security better than Windows 7?
Windows 10 is more secure than any previous Windows, with built-in comprehensive end-to-end security protection, including antivirus, firewall, Internet protection, and more. And all of these features and updates are provided in-built for no extra cost.
How do I transfer personal files to a new computer?
You can back up your files to an external hard drive or cloud storage service. Visit here for backup methods.
How will the end of Windows 7 support affect Office?
The first is Office365. Even if Windows 7 is no longer supported from today, Microsoft has decided to continue to provide Office365 security updates for the next 3 years (until January 2023).
However, during this period, Office365 will not receive any new feature updates as long as the device is still running Windows 7. After moving to supported Windows, all Office365 features and security updates will resume as usual.
Non-subscription versions of Office will continue to receive full support based on a fixed lifecycle policyHowever, Windows 7 itself will no longer receive security updates and is therefore vulnerable to security threats.
The following is a compatible list of Office and Windows versions.

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