Windows 7 Support Ends 14th January 2020
On its 2009 release, it was one of the most highly regarded operating systems in the Microsoft family. Now, over a decade later, the company has ended support for Windows 7 and its business version Server 2008.
What this means
If you are running a computer or a network on either of these platforms, you will no longer receive any support. This means:
- No patches will be available after 14th January 2020 for Windows 7 or Server 2008
- Service support packages from Microsoft come to an end for these platforms
- Also, no more general software updates
You can, of course, continue to use any device with either operating system installed; they will not cease to function. If you continue using these operating systems, you will be able to download all patches and updates available before this date. However, no new downloads will become available.
Alternatively, you can purchase extended support for your Windows 7 and Server 2008 platforms from Microsoft, but this is set to increase in price year on year as Microsoft push for Windows 10.
Now is a good time to consider upgrading. By not doing so, you leave your systems and your data at risk of exploitation from malware, hacking, and data loss.
Contact First Stop IT to enquire about your options for upgrading from Windows 7.