Windows 7 End of Life

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After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs  and servers running Windows 7. Now is the time to upgrade your hardware.

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Windows 7 End of Life

Every Windows operating system has an end of Life and Windows 7 is coming to the end of it’s life. If you continue to use Windows 7 after the 14th January 2020 deadline, your machines will still work however, they will be highly vulnerable to security risks as they will no longer receive support and valuable updates from Microsoft.  Windows 7 has been a hugely popular operating system with 39% of all PC’s still using it and so it might seem a little surprising that Microsoft is discontinuing support. Windows 7 is however a decade old having been launched in July 2009 and with the rapid advances in both hardware and software, it’s really a surprise that the shelf life wasn’t a little shorter. Take for example Apple and Android who release their operating systems much more frequently than Microsoft. Windows 10 was released in July 2015 and it’s unclear if Microsoft will release a Windows 11 in the near future or simple roll-out major updates for the current and successful Windows 10 operating system. It’s also important to note that Microsoft will also be ending support for Windows Server 2008 and Exchange Server 2010. 

Falling behind in Windows security patch management leaves systems and networks open to malicious attacks such as Ransomware, Trojans, BotNets & malware in general.

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Windows 7 End of Life

What can I do?

You can simply upgrade your machines from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and that will ensure that you continue to receive the latest updates and support from Microsoft however, that may not solve all your problems. If you have a machine that’s running Windows 7 then it’s likely that the machine itself is coming to the end of it’s life and you should consider upgrading your hardware. 

6 Reasons Why you should upgrade your hardware

Increased Performance

Take a server for example.  According to Dell, server’s performance erodes by 14% annually. This means that a five year old server only has 40% of the performance it had when it was new. 

Increased Security

Ageing systems are not fully protected. Businesses that continue to use Windows 7 are vulnerable to having information stolen. Newer tech has better security checking in place. 

Compatibiliy

You are likely to encounter compatibility issues with older systems and newer software. If you want to run the latest software you will likely need newer hardware. 

Increased Productivity

Not surprisingly the newer the tech the more optimised it will likely be for productivity.  New tech is built upon previous innovations meaning that it’s designed to get things done faster and better than previous versions. 

Reduce Power Usage

Whether you want to reduce energy costs or play your part for the environment, it is widely known that modern PC’s and servers use less power than older models. 

Cost Savings

How does spending money on an upgrade save me money? It might seem a little contradictory however, older tech cost more money to maintain and the downtime experienced by out of date machines can be costly in terms of costs and productivity. 

Lock-in the Price

All you have to do is sign up for a Windows 7 Site Survey or any hardware survey and we’ll give you a no obligation quote that will not change between the issue date and the end of the year.  

Windows 7 End-of-Life

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