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Windows 7

Windows 7 is an operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, and became generally available on October 22, 2009. Windows 7 succeeded Windows Vista and introduced several improvements, including a more streamlined user interface, faster performance, improved taskbar functionality, and enhanced security features. It quickly became one of the most popular versions of Windows due to its stability and user-friendly experience. However, it reached its end of life on January 14, 2020, meaning Microsoft no longer provides security updates or support for the operating system, making it vulnerable to security threats.

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