The End of Support for Windows 7

What Every Business Needs to Know About the End of Support for Windows 7

When Windows 7 was first released in 2009, Microsoft promised to offer support and updates for 10 years. Once the 10-year period that was promised ends, Microsoft will be officially discontinuing Windows 7 support to focus on creating new technology and effective new software. What do you need to know about this transition?

When Will the Support End?

 Microsoft will be formally ending support on January 14, 2020. At that point, there will be no more technical support or software updates for Windows 7. For users of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise, you have ability to purchase Extended Security Updates through 2023. [1] As a result, it’s recommended that you migrate your computers and systems over Windows 10 before then to avoid putting your computer at risk.

What Does the End of Support Mean?

 Beyond not receiving support, this means that you also will not receive regular updates for your Windows 7 software. That means that security loopholes could be identified and exploited by third parties much more easily due to a lack of Windows support. Upgrading to a new OS, like Windows 10, will ensure that you continue to receive security updates and keep your business safe.

How Do I Upgrade?

 Contact Computer Services Unlimited, Inc. today to learn about your upgrade options. We can assess whether or not your computer is ready for an upgrade or if you should consider investing in a new system for maximum productivity. Compatible Windows 7 PCs can be upgraded with Windows 10, so check with our team to see what your best options are.

Trust the Right Partner for Your IT Services

At Computer Services Unlimited, we work with hundreds of businesses to keep their systems in great condition and working properly. We know that you can’t afford to have downtime, so our managed IT services are designed to be comprehensive and preventative. You can trust that your computers, telecommunications systems and other mission-critical pieces of technology will always be in working order so that you can be as productive as possible. Don’t wait until there’s a problem to call us for your IT solution! Contact Computer Services Unlimited online or give us a call at (410) 484-7380.

To schedule a free, no obligation IT assessment, please contact Kevin Spargo at (410) 484-7380 ext. 108, or email him at kspargo@csu-md.com.

[1] Source: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsforbusiness/end-of-windows-7-support

 

 

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