What does Windows 7 End of Life Mean for your Business

What does Windows 7 End of Life Mean for your Business

 

The end of the Windows 7 lifecycle is set for January 2020, which means that Microsoft is discontinuing all support, security updates and patching for Windows 7 computers.

Between now and then, the Windows 7 operating system is in a phase known as extended support where Microsoft is offering only paid support and will no longer provide security updates.

 

Why Is the Windows 7 Lifecycle Ending?

 

All Windows version end.  Windows 2000 ended, Windows XP ended and THANK GOD, Windows Vista ended.

Microsoft wants everyone on Windows 10 largely because they plan to start selling subscriptions to Windows 10 (meaning that you will pay monthly for Windows 10, rather than purchasing it outright, like every other version of Windows.

So get ready for more Microsoft Gauging

Even though Microsoft says it will support Windows 7 through January 2020 it began blocking older machines back in June 2018.

Microsoft can block support for any machine at any time so be prepared for unexpected Windows 7 failures.

 

What Does “End of Life” Mean?

 

“End of life” is the date after which an application is no longer supported by the company that makes it.

You can continue to use Windows 7 but it comes at great risk.

New computer viruses and malware will know that Windows 7 isn’t being patched anymore and will develop intrusions knowing that computer won’t be patched with updates that would fight them off.

 

How do I upgrade From Windows 7 to Windows 10

 

Call us or you can try the upgrade yourself by downloading the installation files from their website.

The upgrade does come with some risks, so make sure your data is backed up.

 

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