Microsoft announced that it officially began the end of life phase for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 (including R2) on the 14th January 2020. On this date, Microsoft will end support Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 and will no longer create security fixes or update for these Operating Systems.

More information at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/windows-server-2008 & https://www.microsoft.com/en-ie/windows/windows-7-end-of-life-support-information.

What does end of support mean?

When Windows 7 & Server 2008 reaches end of support on 14th January 2020, your computer will still function but Microsoft will no longer provide the following:-

  • Technical support for any issues
  • Software updates
  • Security updates of fixes

While you could continue to use your PC without continued software and security updates, it will be at greater risk of virus and malware infection. This is particularly risky in a network business environment for both Windows 7 computers & Windows Server 2008.

Upgrading to Windows 10 on your laptops and desktops is recommened, and upgrading to Windows Server 2019 for servers and virtual machines.

Talk to us today about your options for upgrading and mitigating the risks of running an End of Life Operating System.

Will my Windows 7 computer stop working on 14 January 2020?

No. Support for Windows 7 will be discontinued, but the software will continue to function. After 14 January 2020, if your computer is running Windows 7, it will no longer receive security updates. Therefore, it’s important that you move 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.

Talk to us today about your options for upgrading and mitigating the risks of running an End of Life Operating System.