Mainstream Windows support for Windows 7 was ended in 2015. Yet, it still remains the most popular operating system for desktop and laptop computers.
According to NetMarketShare’s September 2018 data, 40.88% of all PC users were still using Windows 7, compared to the 37.44% who had moved on to the latest operating system, Windows 10.
However, February 2019 statistics paint an entirely different picture. 38.41% of usage share belongs to Windows 7, while 40.30% belongs to Windows 10. In late 2018, Windows 10, overtook Windows 7 as the most popular operating system in the world.
38.41% is still a surprisingly large share when you compare it to Windows 8.1 (3.24%) and Mac OS 10’s (4.85) usage shares.
There are users out there who stoically refuse update their operating systems to the latest version, even as Windows 7’s life cycle seems to be coming to an end. Although mainstream support came to an end in 2015, extended support will only end in January 2020.
It’s not hard to see why users refuse to leave Windows 7. Windows 7 was when Microsoft got the formula perfect. It’s Microsoft’s Magnus Opus. And it ain’t broke, so why fix it?
Even though it’s an old operating system, there are some new-ish tips and tricks that are still worth knowing, writing and reading about. Although Microsoft hasn’t released an official update for Windows 7 since 2016, it’s still worth knowing how to manually update it, especially if you’ve just performed a fresh installation of Windows 7.
In this guide, we’ll go through a few ways you can manually check to update windows 7 with proper steps.
Windows will then connect to the internet to check for updates. After checking for updates, Windows 7 Update reports of any important or optional updates that were found.
Sometimes the latest updates may not play nice with our computers. It happens very often. Microsoft rolling back their updates or producing new updates to fix their past updates is a relatively common occurrence. If the latest Windows 7 update is causing problems on your computer, you might consider rolling it back.
In this section of the guide, we’ll show you how to do this.
When you select an update, the Uninstall button appears in the toolbar at the top (to the right of the Organize button). After you click Uninstall, you see the Uninstall an update dialog box appear.
While 2019, may be the year that Windows 7’s popularity begins to ebb drastically, there are plenty of reasons why you’d still want to stick on it. It could be for legacy software and games. You could be running it on a virtual machine. Whatever the reason is, it’s okay not abandon it completely. Even if it’s just so you have access to ad-free solitaire and chess. We hope that you’ve found this article to be helpful. Please share it if you know some Windows 7 purists who’d also find it helpful. As always, thank you for reading.