To quote Microsoft, “All good things must come to an end, even Windows 7”.
From Jan 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7, which means no more security updates or fixes for devices running Windows 7.
Windows 7 was released back in 2009 and is still one of the most widely used desktop operating systems out there, taking a share of around 36% of the desktop market.
By purchasing a full Windows 10 license it is possible to upgrade Windows 7 computers, as long as the hardware is compatible with Windows 10. However, to take full advantage of the latest hardware capabilities, we recommend purchasing a new device running Windows 10.
For most Windows 7 users, buying a new device running Windows 10 will be the best option. Hardware these days is much faster and more secure, and the average computer price is far less than it was 5-10 years go.
Windows 7 can still be used after Jan 14th, 2020, but not advisable as it will become far more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.
Jan 14th, 2020, is also the day Microsoft ends support for Server 2008 and Exchange 2010 and Office 2010 will become unsupported from October 13th, 2020.
If your business needs help planning and budgeting for 2020, please get in touch with our helpful team, we are always happy to help.