According to StatCounter, about 16% of system users still use Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. Using the Zoom app, stay safe with this recent patch.
Zoom app will work on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 for the next 5 years with security patches that get continuously rolled out by zoom.us.
Why Using Windows 7 in 2021 Is So Dangerous
Since January 2020, Microsoft stopped all the security patch updates for Windows 7 users, as we all know all good things will come to an end. They launched windows 7 in 2009 and have grabbed complete attention for the sleek user interface.
Windows 7 requires just a cheaper system where you can use it with 1GB or 2GB RAM and there won’t be any hanging issues within the computer’s software. The interface works very much better when we compare it to the Windows 10 operating system that works on a laptop or PC with 4GB of ram.
People who still don’t wish to buy a new PC with the latest specs could still download the Zoom app on Windows 7. I won’t recommend you to download the Zoom app in lower versions since Windows XP, Vista, and before have poor performance metrics and the Zoom app would load slower.
How To Download Zoom App In Windows 7
You can download the Zoom app that works on Windows 7 from zoom.us. It is a wonderful productivity tool that changed the way how we used video conferencing.
The innovation of screen sharing, background, unlimited participants, pushed the limits of a video calling application.
Update Zoom App On Windows 7
- Open the zoom app from the Start menu.
- Zoom Cloud Meeting window appears and sign-in with email, Google or Facebook to enter.
- Click the small picture on your profile and click “Check for updates” option.
- Update the security patch or new version if it shows.
- Check for the updates every month to avoid bugs.
The University of Boston proved how a team of hackers could enter an operating system that hasn’t been updated for months.
"According to our guidelines, we're providing these micro-patches to everyone for free until Zoom has fixed the issue or decided not to fix it," 0patch explained in a blog post.
After 15 January 2020, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 7 users with security patches or any other updates, but Zoom continues to provide security patches since 12% of companies and office workers still run the Zoom app on Windows 7.
Major Issues Faced By Zoom on Windows 7
The “Zoom Bombings” are famous situations in which a hacker, a celebrity, may enter an uninvited group meeting. The Zoom bombings may happen often if we don’t update the app.
The Zoom bombers may use racist language, funny actions, irrelevant talks that may interfere with the purpose of the meeting, which in turn affects the productivity metrics of an industry or a lecture.
Zoom App Is Not Loading
Zoom App may not be working fine due to some caching issues during an update or incomplete download.
The easiest way to rectify those errors is to hit CLEAR CACHE from settings on the Zoom app. You can implement this as an iOS or Android user.
New Fantastic Zoom App Integrations
Each and every productivity app comes with integrations, but Zoom hasn’t gone behind that feature until 2021.
Zoom rolled a major update to its application on improving the dwell time on its platform by users. The update includes the integration with third-party applications.
Few third-party apps mostly used by Zoom users are-
- Dot Collector