Windows 7 was one of the best operating systems Microsoft ever released. It was loved by millions and most of us are still using it! Like all good things however, it must come to an end. But when?
Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13th, 2015, but extended support won’t end until January 14th, 2020.
Is Windows 7 still safe to use?
Even though Windows 7 is under extended support, it’s still very safe to use. It means that Microsoft will still continue to issue patches for any security threats. However, they will no longer release any new features.
What happens after January 14th, 2020?
After this date, extended support for Windows 7 will cease. This means that Microsoft will no longer release security or critical updates for this version of their operating system. This could introduce serious security holes in your business.
What do I do next?
If you are still running any machines with Windows 7, then now is the time to start planning to upgrade or replace them. As a general rule of thumb, if the PC/Laptop hardware is older than 3-4 years, then you would benefit from new hardware as well as a software upgrade to Windows 10. We can assist you with setting up your new machine and can help with the migration of data and settings to minimise disruption for your business.