Microsoft Windows 7 End of Life is 14th January 2020
The Windows 7 End of Life date has been announced: January 14, 2020. This means Microsoft will no longer update or support Windows 7 operating system after that date. Windows 7 is effectively nearing the end of its product life-cycle.
What is a Windows Product Life Cycle?
All Windows products have a life-cycle, beginning with their release and ending with the end of support. In the past, these life-cycles lasted anywhere from five to ten years, depending on the product.
Typically, this includes two service periods: mainstream support and extended support. Mainstream support includes security patches as well as new features and often covers several years. Extended support begins once Microsoft is no longer actively developing the product, shifting instead to the release of updates to keep the product safe.
End of life is the point at which no further support will be extended.
What does this mean for me?
Continuing with Windows 7 beyond this date will expose serious risks to your company’s network such as security compromises, data breaches, virus and malware attacks. It will not be safe to run at all after the end of life date. It will not be secure.
Windows 7 End of Life: back up your documents.
Before doing any work to your machines, we will make a safe backup of all data and will then proceed. Do not try to attempt this yourself.
Replace or Upgrade? Hyper Media is happy to provide advice and guidance regarding the requirements for upgrade/replacement as well as the options available.