just noticed this optional update in windows update --> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4493132/windows-7-update-kb4493132 but to recap: Windows 7 SP1 support notification Applies to: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Summary 0" style="box-sizing: inherit; outline: none;"> After 10 years of servicing, January 14, 2020, is the last day Microsoft will offer security updates for computers running Windows 7 SP1. This update enables reminders about Windows 7 end of support. More information about Windows 7 end of support can be found at www.microsoft.com/windows7 or you can review the frequently asked questions. are they really gonna kill 7 next year???? man, WTF?!