Support for Windows 7 will end 14 January 2020.
After 10 years, support for Windows 7 is coming to an end. We know change can be difficult, so we are here to help you with recommendations for what to do next and to answer questions about end of support.
What does end of support mean?
When Windows 7 reaches end of support on 14 January 2020, your computer will still function but Microsoft will no longer provide the following:
- Technical support for any issues
- Software updates
- Security updates or fixes
- While you could continue to use your PC running Windows 7, from 14 January 2020 there will be NO further security or software updates for Windows 7. If your company has less than 1,000 employees, you are a prime target for malware. Over 60% of attacks are directed towards this business category, which means if you choose to remain on Windows 7 you risk being unprotected from any new virus or malware outbreak which could be devastating. With malware becoming more and more sophisticated, it’s critical your operating system remains up to date with the latest security updates and fixes. You need to upgrade to Windows 10.
What do I need to do?
It’s important to stay secure, which means for Windows PCs moving onto the latest operating system Windows 10. Microsoft believes that Windows 10 is their most secure Windows ever built. You can purchase an upgrade, but for computers over 3 years, it may be time to consider upgrading to a new device. Today’s computers are faster, more powerful, and sleeker – plus they come with Windows 10 already installed!
Get In Touch…
If you need any help in the planning or implementation of this transition, please get in touch. Our number one concern is that your business continues to run smoothly and securely.