All good things must come to an end, even Windows 7…
Windows 7 was one of Microsoft’s best-loved computing operating systems and most of us are still using it.
According to NetMarketShare’s September 2018 data, 40.88% are still using Windows 7 – compared to the 37.44% who have moved on to the latest operating system, Windows 10.
But like all operating systems before it, Windows 7 will eventually reach the end of its life-cycle, making an upgrade an absolutely essential task for the safety of your PC.
Q. When does support for Windows 7 end?
A. Microsoft will end extended support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020.
Q. What happens if I continue to use Windows 7?
A. You can continue to use Windows 7, but once support ends, your PC will become more vulnerable to security risks. Windows will operate but you will stop receiving security and feature updates, bug fixes, and paid support for businesses is no longer available.
Q. What do I need to do to prepare?
A. We would advise you to begin planning your company’s transition to Windows 10 now, well in advance of the 2020 deadline. The sooner you begin these plans the more time you will have to address issues while Windows 7 is still supported.
The first step is to identify machines that need to be upgraded or replaced, then develop a timeline and budget for upgrades and replacements.
DLS can assist with the the planning and implementation of any upgrades that are required. Please call 01204 385990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.