It’s time to say goodbye to Windows 7
Well it’s been a true pleasure to work with good old Windows 7 and Windows 7 Pro for all these years. It has been a business favourite as it’s stable and very reliable and is still widely used despite it being old . Many offices have ignored later versions of Windows as 7 did everything they need without any fuss. All good things must come to an end and Microsoft have decided that Windows 7 , after many years faithful service, has finally earned its retirement. As from 2020 Microsoft are dropping support for Windows 7 and Windows 7 Pro.
What does this mean to you and your business?
From April there will be no more updates or critical fixes for security vulnerabilities Essentially, this means that when there are new security holes found or viruses created to exploit holes in 7. Microsoft will not be assisting in closing these holes with patches. This is a serious consideration for you and your company due to the safety of your data and network.
The PC running Windows 7 will continue to function as normal after this April without any visible operating problems, you will only notice the lack of support from Microsoft when there are problems in the future.
It’s probably fair to assume that after Janurary 2020 Windows 7 will be seen as a soft target by hackers as they know that any new security flaws they find are unlikely to be fixed.
See more info from Microsoft about Windows 7 End of Life on their Website.
We should act as soon as possible to upgrade or replace any Windows 7 Machine. PC or Laptop, as soon as possible, especially if it is connected to a network or used on the internet.
Total IT Services will be on hand to help any local business in and around Lichfield. Plus all of Staffordshire, to plan and update any PC’s needing updating from Windows 7.
Windows 7 and 7 Pro – RIP
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