Windows 7 is due to reach End Of Life (EOL) on 14 January 2020, but a large number of the world’s computers, most in corporate environments, are still running the nine-year-old system. Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 in January 2015, with extended support running till 14 January 2020.
With the support services of PC Repair, you can be assured that your computer will be updated to Windows 10 as quickly as possible with little to no downtime. Planning is key for this to happen. Don’t wait, as you will be put at the end of the list. Do it now.
After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates and support for PCs with Windows 7. If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it may become more vulnerable to security risks.
When Windows 7 reaches its End of Life phase on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will stop releasing updates and patches for the operating system. It’s likely that it also won’t offer help and support if you encounter any problems.
However, that doesn’t mean Windows 7 will stop working on January 14 2020 – you’ll still be able to use Windows 7 for as long as you want. So the good news is that you’re not going to wake up on January 15 to find your Windows 7 PC no longer boots up.
But just because you can continue to use Windows 7 in its End of Life status, it doesn’t mean you should. Viruses beware!!!
The biggest issue with continuing to use Windows 7 is that it won’t be patched for any new viruses or security problems once it enters End of Life, and this leaves you extremely vulnerable to any emerging threats.
What’s more, if a large number of people continue to use Windows 7 after the End of Life date, that could actually be a big incentive for malicious users to target viruses and other nasties at WIndows 7.
So, while Windows 7 will continue to work after January 14 2020, you should start planning to upgrade to Windows 10, or an alternative operating system, as soon as possible.
Although it’s technically possible to install a new operating system on a pc remotely, this really isn’t the best way to go. Having technicians from PC Repair of CT onsite or “batch pickup” to do the upgrade is best. This means that if you don’t want your people and operations to be disrupted, you’ll want to schedule the work outside of business hours, which brings us to our next point.
It would be great to schedule all of your upgrading work to be done on the weekends, but as the January 2020 date looms closer, you’re going to find that IT support help will be increasingly limited. In fact, some IT companies anticipate that any projects that are put in motion past the 2nd quarter of 2019 may not be guaranteed to be completed before Microsoft’s deadline.