After 10 years Microsoft will be ending support for Windows 7
On 14 January 2020 the Windows 7 operating system will no longer have any support. Until now, Microsoft has always launched new versions of Windows every couple of years, bringing new and more secure updates. This major change with mean that everyone will have to upgrade to Windows 10.
Using Windows 7 after January 2020
After January, when Windows 7 reaches end of support, there will be no more technical support, any software updates or fixes. You can still use your PC or laptop however without this support users will be at a greater risk of malware and viruses. Your computer will be more vulnerable to threats and hackers.
Microsoft has updated their FAQ page on its website confirming that Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise versions who have purchased Extended Security Updates (ESU) will still receive critical security updates for three years.
What should I do?
It is possible to upgrade to Windows 10 (which was originally released in 2010) with your current PC but it might be a good time to buy a new one. New computers and laptops will come with Windows 10 already installed.
“You are able to upgrade to windows 10, if your PC is older we do recommend the best way to stay secure is to purchase a new PC” says Jackye Govaerts HelpDesk Heroes IT Security expert. “We like to ensure that our clients have maximum online protection for their business. A new PC or laptop will mean that Windows 10 will run at its best.”
Online advice for Windows 7
Microsoft has set up a help page to give users help on how to upgrade from Windows 7. Visit www.microsoft.com/windows7 to learn more about how to upgrade to Windows 10 and Office 365.
If you are thinking of upgrading your machines, you can also trade in your old tech to Microsoft and receive money towards your next device.
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