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Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. When this 10-year period ends, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support. The specific end of support day for Windows 7 will be January 14, 2020. After that, technical assistance and software updates that help protect your PC will no longer be available for the product.

 

What does end of support mean for me?

After January 14, 2020, if your PC is running Windows 7, it will no longer receive security updates. In addition, Microsoft customer service will no longer be available to provide Windows 7 technical support.

 

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 Windows 7 PCs can be upgraded by purchasing and installing a full version of the software.

 

What happens if you continue to use Windows 7? 

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

We strongly recommend that you move to Windows 10 sometime before January 2020 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available. 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.

Get in touch today to find out how we can upgrade this for you. 

 Call: 01376 653 115

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