Do you still use Windows 7?

 

Do you remember Windows XP and the problems that occurred after its support from Microsoft was finally withdrawn?

As of this coming January, Windows 7 will be following the same fate.  In line with their published policy, Microsoft completely ends support and updates which includes security updates.  Unsupported software is a risk for you and your business, as any new security problems that are identified in the future will not be fixed by the manufacturers.

What does ‘end of support’ mean?
If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it may become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Your PC will continue to start and run, but Microsoft will no longer provide the following support for your business.  No technical support,  No software updates, No security updates.

Options are quite simple: continue using Windows 7, but be aware of the risks OR upgrade to the latest version (Windows 10).  Given that Windows 7 has not been sold for the last 4-5 years your computer is likely to be at least that old and it’s probably feeling tired and due for changing.  In which case now would be a good time to start thinking about budgeting for a replacement over the next few months.  With a new machine you will see a productivity increase and with the latest technology for computer storage on a new PC this is likely to be very significant.

Windows 7 End Of Life