Windows 7 end of life - January 14th 2020
What is Windows 7 end of life?
Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on 22 October 2009. When this 10-year period ends, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support so that they can focus on supporting newer technologies. The specific end of support day for Windows 7 will be 14 January 2020. After that, technical assistance and automatic updates that help protect your PC will no longer be made available for the product.
What does it mean to you?
There are serious security concerns if you continue to use Windows 7 past the end of life date. Security updates and patches are an essential part of your computer’s evolution. If a hacker finds a breach in Windows, web browser or 3rd party software, the patches are released to block those threats. It’s this element that will cease.
What happens if I continue to use it?
You can continue to use Windows 7, but after support has ended, your PC will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. In addition other 3rd party applications such as Google Chrome will stop functioning properly and some websites won’t display.
What can I do next
Do nothing – Your machine will continue to run, however it will become susceptible to threats, hacks and viruses.
Upgrade to Windows 10 – We are able to upgrade your current Windows 7 computer without any disruption to your current data or software configuration, with prices starting from £84. In addition, we can upgrade to a Solid State Drive which can increase its speed.
Buy a new computer – We offer full range of Windows 10 laptops and desktops with a full data transfer and installation service. Prices start from £320.