Windows 7 support ends January 14, 2020

January 11th, 2019
Windows 7 support ends January 14, 2020

Microsoft will soon be discontinuing support for Windows 7, find out in the article below what this means for you and your business.

10 years ago, Microsoft made a commitment to provide 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 so that they can focus their investment on supporting newer technologies and experiences.

The specific end of support day for Windows 7 will be January 14, 2020. After that, technical assistance and automatic updates that help protect your PC will no longer be made available for the product. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 before this time to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available.

Call CCTS now on 1800-244-244 to speak to one of our experts who can help with the move to Windows 10.

What does this mean for Windows 7 users?

After January 14, 2020, if your PC is running Windows 7, it will 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 will no longer be available to provide Windows 7 technical support.

 

What happens if I continue to use Windows 7?

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

 

CCTS your local IT support partner

Located in Wyoming, CCTS is a market leader in IT and Telecommunications on the NSW Central Coast helping businesses of all sizes enjoy stable, efficient technology.

If you are a Windows 7 user, the team at CCTS recommends that you move to Windows 10 or upgrade your PC ASAP. Whether you are upgrading an existing device, buying a new one, or just need help deploying, CCTS IT Solutions have the help you need.

Call CCTS now on 1800-244-244 to speak to one of our experts who can help with the move to Windows 10 or email contactus@ccts.com.au.

Resources:

https://support.microsoft.com

www.ccts.com.au