If you are ready to move on from Windows 7 but not ready for the beta test experience that is Windows 10 then Windows 8.1 is the perfect solution. Windows 7 will be taken off update support in January 2020 while Windows 8.1 will be supported until January 2023!
Installing Windows 8.1 is easy but updating it in 2019 is a whole different story. To install updates you will need to download and install the following in order:
After installing and doing the restarts when prompted you will be good to go!
If you are running on hardware that is “unsupported” by Windows 8.1 there is also a solution on GitHub called wufuc that can bypass the popup and allow updates to be installed.