Windows 7 is still one of the most popular Operating System in the world, with 38% of Computers using it still, however, Microsoft’s most beloved and successful Operating System is finally reaching the end of its life cycle, which has been announced for January 14, 2020.
What Does This Mean?
For the Majority:
Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7, which entails that there will be no future updates to security or features, essentially making the operating system unsafe to use. If you continue to use Windows 7 after the announced date you will leave yourself vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Microsoft Customer Service will also be no longer available with their Windows 7 Technical Support after the announced date.
For Corporate/Business Customers:
For Business and Corporate Customers still using Windows 7, who require it for specific software or servers, will have extended support for a fee. The extended support will be available up until January 2023 and will be sold on a per-device basis and the price will increase each year. The support will include Security Updates so the system can be used safely and secure.
What Can I Do?
For Windows 7 users, upgrading your Operating System is a must in order to stay secure and functional. The recommended and easiest Operating System to upgrade to is Windows 10. Windows 10 is the spiritual successor of Windows 7 and can be upgraded straight from 7 to 10 without losing any data or programs. For most users, Windows 10 will seem familiar as it shares both similar design and functionality with Windows 7.
If you’re wanting to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 before the dreaded announcement date of January 14 2020, get in contact with Reboot and Repair to upgrade your systems safely and securely. For more information please fill out our contact form or give us a call on 01273 552059.