As confirmed from Microsoft it will end its support for Windows 7 operating system by the year 2020. The support for windows 7 will be ended by june, if you don’t install the upcoming March update.
Microsoft essentially pushes updates utilizing either the SHA-1 or SHA-2 encryption algorithm as a result of security. PCWorld announced that the organization has chosen to totally eliminate support for SHA-1 calculation in a prospective security updates. The update, which will mark Windows’ shift to leveraging more reliable encryption algorithm, will be released on March 12.
“Clients running legacy OS renditions (Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP2) will be required to have SHA-2 code signing support installed on their devices by July 2019. Any devices without SHA-2 support won’t be offered Windows updates after July 2019,” said Microsoft.
The cited source referenced that Microsoft will begin releasing Windows 7 security updates utilizing SHA-2 from the period of July. Thus, Windows 7 clients are encouraged to introduce the March 12 update, which will empower SHA-2 support, and in the event that they neglected to do that, at that point the Windows update will end soon. In addition, the organization is likewise wanting to update a couple of dated forms of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). Independently, Microsoft’s Windows 10 is presently accessible on 39.22 percent of gadgets, while the old Windows 7 is on 36.90 percent of devices as of December 2018, as per an ongoing report released by Net MarketShare.