One of the most popular operating system ever, Windows 7, is about to reach the end of its long life span. Microsoft ended it’s normal support for the widely used operating system on January 13th 2015 in an effort to persuade users to switch to their latest version, Windows 10. Although normal support was ended over 4 years ago, extended support has continued for by providing critical updates. The software company has recently announced that it STOP supporting this OS all together in January 2020. This was known as “extended support”.
You can read the Official Microsoft announcement here.
What does the end of Microsoft support for Windows 7 mean?
Microsoft will NO LONGER release security patches, bug fixes and feature enhancements for Windows 7. Also should you require phone support via the MS Support line, the tech will NOT provide any assistance to you. The link to the Microsoft website above provides any answers from the company about remaining questions.
How does this affect you/your business?
If you or your business is still using Windows 7 and I know most of you are, you will need to upgrade to the latest version of the Windows 10 operating system. This is no easy task, especially if you don’t work with it everyday like we do.
Below are several things to consider before taking the leap and upgrading your system.