11.2% of users are still running Windows 7 , according to Statcounter.
Although the popular Windows 7 lost official technical support from Microsoft 3 years ago, the operating system, business users could get paid support.
This, until this Tuesday, January 10. Both Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 will no longer have any support from Microsoft .
Windows 7, 8 and 8.1: What does this mean for your users?
Business users of Windows 7 , Windows 8 , and Windows 8.1 will also be left without critical updates. Something worrying, if we consider that StatCounter indicates that in December 2022, 11.2% of users were still using Windows 7 .
It should be clear that users with these versions of Windows will still be able to use their computers, but will be at greater risk of falling victim to viruses and malware .
If you have devices with these versions, we recommend upgrading to a supported version of Windows. If the devices do not meet the requirements for a new version of Windows, we recommend that you replace the device with one that supports Windows 11 .
Windows 11: What is needed to run it?
Microsoft indicates these minimum requirements to run Windows 11.
- 1GHz or higher CPU with 2 or more cores.
- 4GB of RAM.
- 64GB of storage or more.
- UEFI firmware in the BIOS.
- TPM Version 2.0
- Graphics compatible with Directx 12 or later
- 720p or higher screen with a minimum of 9” diagonally
- Windows versions with history
After launching in 2009, Windows 7 became one of the most popular versions of the operating system.
Microsoft had a low fence, after Windows Vista was a huge disappointment for PC users.
In 2012, Microsoft launched Windows 8 with criticisms of its design focused mainly on touch screens and the disappearance of the iconic “Start” button. In 2013, Windows 8.1 came out as an update to the poor reception of Windows 8 , bringing back items like “Start.”