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Windows 7 End of Life: What Now?

Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015, but has provided extended support which will not end until 14 January 2020.

What Will Happen When My Windows 7 Support Ends?

Microsoft stops supporting Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. When this happens Windows 7 operating system will quickly become increasingly unsafe. All the versions of Windows have limited shelf lives. And even though they don’t disappear, the lack of security updates will leave them woefully outdated.

“After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running ‘Windows 7‘,” the company wrote in a post on Monday. … “You can continue to use ‘Windows 7‘, but once support ends, your PC will become more vulnerable to security risks,” Microsoft said.

Which Version of Windows Do I Have?

How do I find out what my Windows version is?

Below is how to check for operating system information in Windows 7

  1. Click the Start button. , enter Computer in the search box, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. Look under the Windows edition for the version and edition of Windows that your PC is running.

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What Your Business Should Do Next

We strongly suggest replacing all Windows 7 PCs on your network with Windows 10 PCs which run faster and are more secure. If you need help with your migration plan or need a new computer, please call our office on 1300 760 339.

Our PCs are supplied with the correct Windows version for your network, fast SSD drives, and enough memory to handle all your office applications. They also have a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.

We suggest replacing your Windows 7 PCs as soon as possible, in an organised fashion. If you are unsure of your current OS status, please call us and we will run a free audit on your network. To read more, you can visit the Microsoft Website here.

If you need help securing your network or any further advice please reach out to us. We provide IT Support in Brisbane, IT Support  on the Sunshine Coast, as well as Medical IT Support.