Do you still use a Windows 7 PC to play Microsoft’s popular Internet-based games?
If so, I’m afraid you’ll no longer be able to play them after January rolls around.
Microsoft has just announced they’ll be shutting down their Windows 7 Internet Games servers on January 22, 2020.
That means the following games will stop working on that day:
- Internet Backgammon
- Internet Checkers
- Internet Spades
- Internet Hearts
- Internet Reversi
- MSN Go
All other games that don’t require a connection to a Windows 7 games server will still work just fine after that date.
Of course Microsoft will also be abandoning Windows 7 itself on January 14 so the shutdown of the game servers will only affect those who choose to continue using the then-orphaned (and extremely insecure) Windows 7 after that date.
I strongly recommend that all Windows 7 users start making plans right now to transition to a different operating system before January.
There are several options available for those needing to make a switch:
1 – Replace Windows 7 with Windows 10.
2 – Replace Windows 7 with Linux.
3 – Replace the computer itself with a new one.
Choosing any of the options above will be a lot safer than continuing to use Windows 7 after January 14. Just sayin’.
Bottom line: Regardless of what you choose to do regarding Windows 7 itself, you’ll no longer be able to play any of the above-mentioned Windows 7 Internet games after January 22, 2020.
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