- Windows 7 won’t be receiving any new features or product tweaks, such as the impressing-sounding DirectX 12 gaming technology slated to launch with Windows 10. You won’t be able to call Microsoft for free help if you run into an issue with Windows 7 either. Once a Windows desktop operating system leaves mainstream support, it enters the extended support phase—the very same support phase that Windows XP found itself in from early 2009 until its death earlier this year. via Windows 7 exits mainstream support: What you need to know | PCWorld.
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