Microsoft really wants users to upgrade to Windows 10. Threatens by cutting security updates.
Microsoft has been doing lots of different things to get users to upgrade to Windows 10. Although the new OS still has its weaknesses, Microsoft is ready to cut its support for older versions to get more Windows 10 users.
Even the Windows Vista still gets the most important updates but now Microsoft has said that computers running Windows 7 or 8 on Skylake architecture might not get any updates after July 17, 2017.
After July 2017, the most critical Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 security updates will be addressed for these configurations, and will be released if the update does not risk the reliability or compatibility of the Windows 7/8.1 platform on other devices
In their statement Microsoft leaves an opportunity to release the important security updates but at the same time doesn’t promise anything. Microsoft can appeal to reliability and compatibility to leave such systems without updates.
The support for Windows 7 on older systems will continue until January 14, 2020 and Windows 8.1 will get updates until January 10, 2023.