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Microsoft’s full-screen Windows 7 upgrade prompts start next month

Microsoft has been notifying Windows 7 users about January’s end of support throughout 2019. Now, the company is making its notification prompts even bigger, as full-screen pop-ups to warn about the end of life of Windows 7. The full-screen notification will warn that “your Windows 7 PC is out of support,” and it will start appearing on January 15th, the day after support ends.

Microsoft will warn Windows 7 users who haven’t upgraded that PCs are “more vulnerable to viruses and malware” due to a lack of security and software updates and no tech support. There will be three options to dismiss the message, including the ability to remind later, learn more, or don’t remind again. The full-screen prompt will remain on the screen until a Windows 7 user has interacted with it.

Official support from Microsoft stops on January 14, 2020, which is just a month away. Naturally, that doesn’t mean you will be forced to stop using the OS after that day comes and goes, but it’ll be much less secure if you do at least, that’s what the tech giant claims.

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