Windows 7 – End of Life

Windows 7 – all good things come to an end and so does Microsofts support of Windows 7.

Windows 7 support will finish in January 2020 – it seems a long way off but it is closer than you think and windows 7 has been around since 2009 – When support stops on a platform, it means it will no longer receive patches and when these exploits aren’t fixed – it is open season on your computer’s security.

Why is support ending such a concern:

  • No security updates – this means that you will vulnerable if you go onto the internet – this includes emails – these updates and patch fixes are the dam holding back a plethora of exploits and vulnerabilities that could bring your computer to a halt and place your data at risk .
  • No feature updates
  • Software will eventually stop supporting Windows 7 – as browsers are not supported in Windows XP

So what can you do ?

Upgrade to Windows 10 on your current system – please Contact Me to see if your current Windows 7 system can be upgraded

Buy a new computer – they have Windows 10 pre installed and new ones are infinitely quicker than the one you had with Windows 7

Author: Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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