Windows 7 End of Life January 2020

Microsoft has reminded users of arguably it’s most successful operating systems Windows 7 that it will be ending support for this product on the 14th January 2020. Large corporate customers will most likely be given continued support by way of extension programs – but this has yet to be announced.

So what does this mean for you? Basically, nothing! Our advice in these situations has remained unchanged over the years:

You will no longer be given technical support by Microsoft, nor will they be releasing further updates for Windows 7 as development teams will abandon Windows 7 to be retasked.

Windows 7 will continue to function perfectly for a long time after this date.

Any security flaws in Windows 7 discovered after the end of life date will likely remain unpatched. This will present a very small increase in security vulnerability.

Eventually, new software will no longer be guaranteed to work with Windows 7.

Only when, you can no longer perform a task that you want to perform on Windows 7, should you consider changing to a new computer.

If you upgraded to Windows 10 when Microsoft were offering the free upgrade; but then reverted back to Windows 7 – you can go back to Windows 10 for free.

If you did not take advantage of the free upgrade at the time, then we can upgrade you to Windows 10 which may prove to be a more economical option than purchasing a new device.

Whatever you decide, call in to see us to discuss your options.