The incredible is possible: Windows 7 users will be offered a free upgrade to Windows 11

The incredible is possible: Windows 7 users will be offered a free upgrade to Windows 11

Today there was a huge leak of the Windows 11 operating system. A test build became available online, and enthusiasts began to study the new Microsoft operating system.

As members of the mobile developer community XDA Developers have discovered, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users can offer a free upgrade to Windows 11.

Clarified that Windows 11 has configuration keys designed to support Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. There is also a file for Windows 8, but this version is no longer supported – before upgrading to Windows 11, you will need to upgrade to Windows 8.1, as was the case with Windows 10.

Note that Microsoft ended support for the Windows 7 operating system more than a year ago – on January 14, 2020. However, for corporate users, Microsoft offers paid extended support for Windows 7. They can receive security updates through the Windows 7 ESU (Extended Security Updates) program until January 2023. In 2021, the price of this service has risen to $ 50 per computer, and in 2022 it will rise to $ 100 per computer.

Nevertheless, according to statistics from Kaspersky Lab, 36% of computers in Russia still have Windows 7. And if you rely on statistics from Statcounter as of May 2021, the share of Windows 7 still reaches 15.52% among desktop versions of Windows in the world.

The incredible is possible: Windows 7 users will be offered a free upgrade to Windows 11

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