Windows 7 end of life: when is it and what you need to do
If you’re still running Windows 7, your deadline is rapidly approaching.
On the 14th of January 2020, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7, which means you must upgrade to Windows 10 to keep your PC running smoothly and securely.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned people not to use internet banking or email from computers with Windows 7 from Tuesday, when Microsoft will end support for the software.
What does Microsoft 7 end of support mean?
After January 2020, if you are running the nine year old system, Windows 7, you will no longer receive patches, security updates or technical support from Microsoft. If you’re still a Windows 7 user and don’t take action to upgrade to Windows 10, you are putting your business at risk. Without supported patches and security updates your IT systems will be left vulnerable to cyber-attack, potentially compromising the security of your data. The risk will only grow over time, so it’s vital you take action now.
The good news?
We’re here to help. It’s important that you upgrade to an up to date Windows operating system to avoid putting the security of your business at risk from breaches and cyber-attack. But don’t worry, you don’t have to do it alone, with the help of the right IT support partner, you can make the process hassle-free.
All your burning Windows 7 questions answered:
How your business could benefit by upgrading to Windows 10 (and what you need to know about Windows 7 support ending)
Is your operating system out of date? Act now!
If you’re running Windows 7 on your desktop computers, we strongly advise that you upgrade to Windows 10. This will equip your business with the most productive and secure Windows desktop to date. Windows 10 was launched in 2015 but has a full feature update twice a year and gets better with each release, offering the latest best-practice.
These improvements are driven to your computer in the form of updates. Meaning that as long as you are running Windows 10, you can be safe In the knowledge that you’re using the best and latest version of the Microsoft software.
This is a great opportunity for you to take advantage of the security, productivity and management capabilities in Windows 10.
If you need help upgrading to Windows 10, we’re here for you. We’re a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner – an accreditation that only 1 in 40 partners achieves. Get in touch with us today on 020 7101 0544, or contact us here.
If you’re already a Netstar client and want to learn more about your options, please contact your Business Technology Advisor directly, or call us on 020 7101 0545.