Microsoft’s free improve supply for Home windows 7 and Home windows 8.1 customers ended means again in 2016, however you’ll be able to nonetheless improve to Home windows 10. As anticipated, Microsoft says it would proceed to assist Home windows 11 customers upgrading from Home windows 7 or Home windows 8.1 so long as they meet the minimal system necessities.
Nevertheless, there’s a catch – Home windows 7 to Home windows 11 improve might wipe your apps, settings and customizations. That’s as a result of a correct direct improve path is just not obtainable for Home windows 7/8.1 customers, in keeping with a assist doc from Lenovo, which was revealed on June 24 and noticed by us earlier right this moment.
This isn’t totally unreasonable. Home windows 7 was launched 12 years in the past, and obtained its final (and solely) service pack 10 years in the past. Mainstream assist ended 2015, six years in the past. I feel it is a truthful level to say – no extra in-place upgrades. I imply, I feel most individuals do contemporary Home windows installations anyway.