Microsoft Windows 7 End of Support June 16 2019

Are You Prepared for Windows 7 End of Support?

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Microsoft has announced Windows 7 End of Support will take place on January 14, 2020. Instead of supporting Windows 7, their efforts will be spent on supporting new technologies and new versions of Windows. You can find out the implications of this and what it means for you or your business below.

What is Windows 7 End of Support?

After January 2020, you will no longer receive Windows 7 security updates. Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or Windows 7 support. Depending upon the primary use of your device that operates Windows 7, it may be important that you upgrade to a newer Windows operating system to avoid being at risk to security breaches.

End of support for Windows 7 means “technical assistance and software updates from Windows Updates that help protect your PC will no longer be available.”

By replacing your system or upgrading to a new version of Windows, your business or personal security will be aligned with a more robust and secure system that will be under warranty with Microsoft.

As a standard, Windows 10 provides encryption on all machines, meaning your machines will be further secured against security risks.

What do I need to do?

If your you or your company has machines running on Windows 7, they are likely to be over 3 years old. It may be that your machines are all up to date, however, we strongly recommend you take action by October 1, 2019 and speak with your technology provider like us, as soon as possible to allow plenty of time should changes be needed.