As of October 31, Microsoft has stopped consumer sales of its popular Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems. … From now until the release of Windows 10, Microsoft intends for Windows 8.1 to be the only choice for those that are purchasing through retail channels.

## Can Windows 7 still be used after 2020?

Windows 7 can still be installed and activated after end of support; however, it will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses due to the lack of security updates. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft strongly recommends that you use Windows 10 instead of Windows 7.

## How can I buy original Windows 7?

All that you can get are OEM System Builder copies of Windows 7 on craiglist, Amazon, eBay etc. And technically, you are not allowed to install it for personal use according to Microsoft Licensing Terms for OEM System Builders software.

## What’s the difference between Windows 7 and Windows 10?

Windows 10’s Aero Snap makes working with multiple windows open much more effective than Windows 7, upping productivity. Windows 10 also offers extras like tablet mode and touchscreen optimization, but if you are using a PC from the Windows 7 era, chances are these features won’t be applicable to your hardware.

## Can you install Windows 7 without a product key?

The simple workaround is to skip entering your product key for the time being and click Next. Complete task such as setting up your account name, password, time zone etcetera. By doing this, you can run Windows 7 normally for 30 days before requiring product activation.

How to install Windows 7 without product key

1. Step 3: You open this tool. You click “Browse” and link to Windows 7 ISO file you download in step 1. …
2. Step 4: You choose “USB device”
3. Step 5: You choose USB you want to make it USB boot. …
4. Step 1: You turn on your pc and press F2 to move to BIOS setup.

## Will upgrading to Windows 10 delete my files?

Programs and files will be removed: If you are running XP or Vista, then upgrading your computer to Windows 10 will remove all of your programs, settings and files. … Then, after the upgrade is done, you will be able to restore your programs and files on Windows 10.

## How much does it cost to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

If you have an older PC or laptop still running Windows 7, you can buy the Windows 10 Home operating system on Microsoft’s website for $139 (£120, AU$225). But you don’t necessarily have to shell out the cash: A free upgrade offer from Microsoft that technically ended in 2016 still works for many people.

## How do I get Windows 7 on ESU?

All you need to do is purchase Windows 7 ESU directly from BEMO Online Store. It costs \$140 for Year 2 and is licensed per device. If you have not purchased Windows 7 ESU Year 1 yet or if you find you’re in need of updates for an additional device, you will need to purchase Year 1 prior to purchasing Year 2.