Windows 7 was intended to be an incremental upgrade to Microsoft Windows. Windows Embedded POSReady 7 continued to receive security updates until October 2021. By January 2018, Windows 10 surpassed Windows 7 as the most popular version of Windows worldwide. Windows 11 has recently taken second place fromWindows 7 as most popular Windows edition.
See also: Windows 7 editions, Microsoft Windows, Windows Phone 7, Windows 8, Features new to Windows 7, Windows 11,