On 8th June Microsoft reported that Microsoft Community forum support will be suspended for several company products including Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
A message imparted to the Microsoft Community uncovers the full rundown of products that will never again be bolstered, however doesn’t indicate the correct date on which support will be pulled back, just expressing “Compelling July 2018”.
The support for the below products will be discontinued across different forums in the Community.
- Windows 7, 8.1, 8.1 RT
- Microsoft Security Essentials
- Internet Explorer 10
- Office 2010, 2013
- Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface RT, Surface 2
- Microsoft Band – this topic will be locked. Users are invited to participate in Microsoft Band 2 topic.
- Mobile devices forum – Microsoft support will continue in “Other Windows mobile devices” topic
- Zune – this topic will be locked, but will remain available for browsing
Microsoft’s Answers Community is worked by Microsoft. It has forums for some Microsoft items and Microsoft representatives various specialists, normally outsider temporary workers, who cooperate with clients who post on the discussion.
Despite the fact that Microsoft says it’s supporting Win7 until January 14, 2020, in the event that you have a more established machine including any Pentium III you’ve been blocked, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
Reason for the sudden stop, Up until June 15, Microsoft was promising that it would settle the bug that averted Win7 Monthly Rollups and Security updates from installing on more established pre-SSE2 machines. After June 15, Microsoft discounted the pre-SSE2 populace, without notice or flourish, and retroactively changed the documentation to cover its tracks.
Without a doubt, the Pentium III is an old framework the last ones were sold in 2002, however Windows 7 should be great until January 2020, regardless of which old pony gets whipped.