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Support for Windows 7 has now ended

Microsoft’s iconic operating system Windows 7 is now the end of support as of 15th January 2020. Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009.

This 10-year period has now ended, and Microsoft has discontinued Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. 

Technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC are no longer available for the product. Vinergy strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available. Here’s everything you need to know;

What does the end of support mean for me?

After 15th January 2020, PC’s running Windows 7 no longer receive security updates. Therefore, it’s important that you upgrade to a modern operating system such as Windows 10, which can provide the latest security updates to help keep you and your data safer. In addition, Microsoft customer service is no longer available to provide Windows 7 technical support.

What should I do?

For most Windows 7 users, moving to a new device with Windows 10 is the recommended path forward. Today’s PCs are faster, lightweight yet powerful, and more secure, with an average price that’s considerably less than that of the average PC eight years ago. If you require assistance with the upgrade, please contact Vinergy today.

Can I upgrade my existing PC to Windows 10?

To take advantage of the latest hardware capabilities, we recommend moving to a new PC with Windows 10. As an alternative, compatible PCs can be upgraded by purchasing and installing Windows 10. If you require assistance with the upgrade, please contact Vinergy today.

What happens if I continue to use Windows 7?

If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Your PC will continue to start and run, but will no longer receive software updates, including security updates, from Microsoft.

In summary

Windows 7 Is now the end of life, meaning Microsoft will no longer support the operating system from 15th January 2020. From our perspective, this has the potential for big ramifications, particularly if you’re a small business that is obliged to store sensitive data and customer-centric information.

Vinergy recommendation – If you’re a Windows 7 user, that means you’ll need to upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as possible to receive security updates protecting you against these and other vulnerabilities.

The recommended solution would be upgrading to Microsoft 365, which includes Office 365 Business Premium and Windows 10 in one bundle, this will move you to the cloud and help future proof your business. To learn more about Microsoft 365, you can read our blog post here

If you would like to learn more or have any questions about upgrading to Windows 10, please contact our friendly team today for your free consultation contact Vinergy today.

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