After a decade of fruitful service, Microsoft is putting Windows 7 out to pasture on January 14, 2020 by ceasing any and all support (unless the customer pays): "That means no more updates or fixes, including security fixes after that date, which is the first Patch Tuesday of 2020." Users are being advised to suck it up and upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft officials have announced two ways that Windows 7 users can continue to get security updates beyond the January 14, 2020 date. Both of these ways are designed for business customers, not consumers. Microsoft will sell paid Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESUs) on a per-device basis, with the price increasing each year. Microsoft also will provide ESUs for no additional cost to customers who buy the Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop service.