Windows 7 End of Support is Coming
All organizations need to be ready for Windows 7 end of support. It is coming much sooner than expected.
Windows 7 end of support is coming January 14, 2020. Microsoft will not issue anymore patches to protect you from cyber security threats and hackers.
Microsoft Windows 7 is one of the most popular operating systems in the market right and the end of support is near. According to stat counter GlobalStats, nearly 40% of all PCs were still running Windows 7.
Despite the popularity of Windows 7, organizations need to plan and budget for upgrade or replacement of their current IT infrastructure. Upgrading to Windows 10 can be costly and time-consuming compared to new replacement of the workstations and laptops.
Organizations looking to upgrade their Windows 7 systems have to also account for slower system due to the Intel security flaws. How to Protect Against New Security Flaws Meltdown and Spectre.
Microsoft has schedule Windows 7 to stop getting extended support as of January 14, 2020. If your still have Windows 8.1, you have until January 10, 2023 for the end of extended support.
What is the Windows 7 Support Status with Microsoft?
Windows 7 has reached its predetermined support timeline and life cycle. The conventional mainstream support for Microsoft stopped developing Windows 7 updates on January 13, 2015 resulting in them no longer providing bug fixes and security updates for the operating system.
Nothing is stopping organizations from using Windows 7 after its End of Life, but it does make your computer vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
Back when Windows XP came to end of life, many organizations that stayed on the operating system long after the expiry of its life cycle. Many of them suffered serious cyber-attacks including WannaCry ransomware.
What does Windows 7 End of Life mean to your company?
In summary, Microsoft will not take responsibility for loss of data due to security breaches on Windows 7. Technology is plagued by new malware daily, so it is extremely important to understand that using Windows 7 can make you vulnerable. With no more regular patches and security updates, hackers will have an open door to your network and you risk losing data and having to deal with a cyber breach.
Windows 7 End of Life means a new beginning…
Change is usually not accepted but normal when it comes to technology. Windows 10 will bring normal many benefits by allowing your organization to have the latest Microsoft products installed and security services.
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