Now look for MS to release a replacement for Win 10. It's been out for almost 5 years ad in that time period MS did a lot of tweaking to make it work correctly. It replaced Win 7 after 6 years. 2009 Win 7, 2015 Win 10. Due for replacement!
There actually hasn't been any real tech support for Win 7 since 2015, except for extended support which had to be paid for. Only updates. I don't think it will just stop working, just no more updates.
According to the MS site, the patch will roll out automatically. You can either decide not to install it, or what MS says i will prompt you not to display the nag screen.
I have a 10 year old computer that WILL NOT support Win 10. I think there are still people out there running Win XP and Vista.
I have a friend with 4 WinXP computers, that they do their business on.
they have not had any problems with them at all, all are running Avast and that is all.
His wife recently bought a new laptop, and that came with Win10...
instant bitc*ing in the house!!!
he said he will not replace the XP machines unless they break.
He does power them off when not in use....
back some time ago, I read that MS said that Win10 would never be replaced with a version number again.
they would only change out parts of the OS to keep it up todate.
and a lot of it is now running Linux underneath.