Question: I still use Windows 7 and heard that Microsoft is planning to end support for it. What should I do now?
Answer: You’re already doing one thing right, and that’s planning ahead. The next thing you need to do is upgrade to Windows 10. Here’s why: Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015, but extended support will remain in effect until January 14, 2020. After that, you could continue to use the operating system (OS), but you would be doing so at your own risk. Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates for the OS, yet new viruses are being developed all the time. The longer you use an unsupported OS, the greater the chance that your computer will become infected.
Additionally, Microsoft recommends that you purchase a new PC with Windows 10 already installed. If you can afford it, this option offers even greater security.