If Windows 7 is dead, is it time to upgrade Windows 7?
Well not quite, but it is coming. Microsoft products have a finite lifetime where they are supported by Microsoft. In the past Microsoft would provide feature upgrades and security patches to the operating system for the first 5 years. Then a further 5 years of just security patches.
On the 20th January 2020, Windows 7 comes to the end of its support life-cycle. This doesn’t mean that it will stop working on this date, what it means is that if any security vulnerabilities are found then Microsoft will no longer provide security patches to fix them, making the machine vulnerable to exploits.
Microsoft is offering paid support for businesses that are not ready and will still be running Windows 7 but this is not a cost effective approach and there is still time to upgrade Windows 7 to either a new computer running the latest version of Windows, Windows 10, or to see if your hardware can support upgrading to a newer operating system in support.
We help businesses like you upgrade from Windows 7
We are working with clients helping them upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10, but the time window is shrinking rapidly, and you don’t want to be leaving it to the last minute just in case there are compatibility issues with business-critical software. Far better to overcome issues long before the operating system goes out of support than finding issues and running on systems that are at risk.