65 months ago
Since mainstream support will end in Jan 2015, but extended support will end in 2020.
I dont think it will end until full support is gone for the operating system, but take what i said as uncertain cause i really have no idea.
Honestly even microsoft doesn't know. They screwed up their timeline's for ending support after they announced windows 8.
Probably never. MSE is still updating for winXP even now.
The answers everyone else is giving are related to general end of support for Windows 7 itself including security updates, which will be a pretty good long time now.
I like Windows 7 better than 8 for multiple reasons I do not want to get into at the time. And hearing how they are ending support for Windows 7 soon saddens me.
Then there's corporate America, which is a whole other thing. I still have one XP machine to transition to win7 and one to retire! It will be a long, long time before windows 7 isn't standard for corporations. They probably won't change until we have windows 9 with at least service pack 1, if not 2, on it. History says corporations only embrace odd win releases, and also that those win releases aren't fully useful until they get a service pack or preferably 2.
Yeah, I don't like Windows 8 either. I can't run important programs on it.
Lets all wait for windows 9, mmmkay?
and then windows 10
And then 11.1.
microsoft has gone ****** by not continuing windows 7 styled OS's.
In all likelihood I will wait for 9. And then 11 after that. That's been the pattern for more than ten years... seems as good a bet as anything.
as they just ended support for XP.. and some businesses are just now going to Win7..I would say you have an easy 5 year window..to many businesses would be really upset if they didn't get at least 5 years from win7.. If I would have to guess more then 8 years would be it..
It will continue to be supported until extended support for the OS ends as listed here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/lifecycle. MSE doesn't run on 8 and above, Windows Defender is built in, and its free.
2020, they're not going to add new features after 2015.
which is why i dont buy windows 7 anymore. because 8.1 is supported until 2019 and the end of its full support is 2028
MagicPCGamer where did you get those figures from, Windows 8 mainstream support ends January 9 2018 and extended support in January 10 2023. Only 3 more years, not 8...
im talking about 8.1 which has no date of end yet
8.1 is just Windows 8. They aren't separate entities, just essentially renamed Service Pack. Extended support will end for 8.1 on January 10 2023.