If you’re one of the millions of people who are still running Windows 7 either at home or in the workplace, you should be warned that in a few month’s time (January 2020), Microsoft will no longer be supporting these products.
What does this mean for you? It means that there will be no more updates being released for security vulnerabilities, which means that your computers will be left exposed to potential threats.
Believe it or not, but Windows 7 was released way back in 2009 and although its Microsoft’s most popular Operating System, its now many versions old and no longer supports the more current hardware and technology.
What does End Of Life mean to me?
The term “End Of Life” of EOL, means that a manufacturer, like Microsoft, will no longer be supporting the product on an ongoing basis. There will no further updates for fixing issues or security vulnerabilities or bugs which are found moving forward.
When is the cut of date?
Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7 from the 14th January 2020.
What happens after this date?
You may be thinking what happens after this date? Will Windows 7 still work? The answer is yes, your version of Windows will still work, however it will no longer be receiving updates or support, so if you have any issues with it, you’ll have to try and resolve them manually.
We’d recommend that you look to upgrade to Windows 10 before the support runs out. Windows 10 supports all the latest technology, which is out on the market, is constantly kept up to date and works great on newer computers.