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Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 reach ‘end of life’

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As of January 14th 2020, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 will finish support and reach ‘end of life’.

After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7 or for servers running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Small Business Server 2011.  If you continue to use Windows 7 or Server 2008 after support has ended, your PC or server will still work, but it may become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Your PC / Server will continue to start and run, but Microsoft will no longer provide the following support for your business.

To avoid security risks and viruses, we recommend you upgrade to Windows 10 on your PCs or to Windows Server 2019 on your server.

Windows 10 was launched in Summer of 2015 and is now a well-established operating system which we have no hesitation to recommend to our customers.

How can we help?

There is no upgrade possible from Windows 7 to Windows 10, so if you want to keep your current PC it will require a wipe & rebuild - a process where we wipe the current harddrive, load the new operating system, and then restore any applications and data back on to the PC.

If your PC or server is more than three year's old, there is little point in going to the expense of a 'wipe & rebuild' - it would be more cost-efficient to purchase a new, up-to-date PC or server instead!

 

Posted on 12 Sep 2019.

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