Microsoft says don’t update your Windows 7 computer to Windows 10, advises buying its own devices. Support for the Windows 7 operating system ends tomorrow and Microsoft made an absurd offer to its users. It is estimated that more than 440 million computers are running on Windows 7 which was released in 2009.
Microsoft published a full page article and advised people who use Windows 7 to switch to a new computer. Moreover, the company recommended its own brand, the Surface series and described their advantages. In the FAQ section, it is specified that it is better for users to buy a new PC, and not just update the system on an already used device:
For most Windows 7 users, moving to a new device with Windows 10 Pro is the recommended path forward. Surface devices are faster and lightweight, and more powerful and more secure, with an average price that’s considerably less than that of the average PC eight years ago.
Update from Windows 7 to 10 is also not recommended
Microsoft also clarified that a simple upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 is not recommended, as certain components and drivers may not work correctly.
Note that users, indeed, face similar difficulties when switching their older PCs from Windows 7 to Windows 10. For example, built-in card readers or fingerprint scanners may stop working.
For regular users, extended support for Windows 7 ends January 14th, 2020. Microsoft has been warning users about the imminent death of Windows 7 for several months now and is proposing a switch to Windows 10. However, users are in no hurry to follow Microsoft’s advice. According to statistics, at the moment in the world there are still about 440 million users using Windows 7.