Windows 7 continued improvements on Windows Aero (the user interface introduced in Windows Vista) with the addition of a redesigned taskbar that allows applications to be "pinned" to it, and new window management features.Other new features were added to the operating system, including libraries, the new file sharing system Home Group, and support for multitouch input.You'll be able to ask questions and get support for Windows 7 or chat with the community and help others.
It is a part of the Windows NT family of operating systems.
Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, and became generally available on October 22, 2009, less than three years after the release of its predecessor, Windows Vista.
In contrast to Windows Vista, Windows 7 was generally praised by critics, who considered the operating system to be a major improvement over its predecessor due to its increased performance, its more intuitive interface (with particular praise devoted to the new taskbar), fewer User Account Control popups, and other improvements made across the platform.
Windows 7 was a major success for Microsoft; even prior to its official release, pre-order sales for 7 on the online retailer had surpassed previous records.
Microsoft has just updated its Microsoft Product Lifecycle policy — consumer editions will receive Extended Support just as business ones. This example is not convincing — it is based on enterprise-class product with defined end of extended support date — 2016-04-12.
It is now clear that all editions of Windows 7 from Starter to Ultimate will receive security updates until January 2020. For Windows 7 (all versions) Service Pack Retired date, which is explained in a cited text, is 2013-04-09 and is not of my concern.
In just six months, over 100 million copies had been sold worldwide, increasing to over 630 million licenses by July 2012, and a market share of 47.21% of "desktop operating systems" as of September 2017 Originally, a version of Windows codenamed Blackcomb was planned as the successor to Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 in 2000.
Major features were planned for Blackcomb, including an emphasis on searching and querying data and an advanced storage system named Win FS to enable such scenarios.
Mainstream support mainly refers to free phone and online support, as well as non-security updates, which is offered for five years after the release of an OS or two years after its successor hits the market.
Microsoft won't end security updates for your Windows 7 PC until Jan. By that time, Microsoft hopes you will have upgraded to a new version of its OS, whether that is Windows 8, 10, or beyond.
End of support refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance.