What is happening?
It is hard to believe that one of the greatest operating systems ever made life is turning 10 years old this October. Just like it’s predecessors before it, good old Windows 7 will no longer be receiving updates from Microsoft. Beginning January 14, 2020, anyone still using Windows 7 will become susceptible to security risks.
What can you do?
Microsoft has given us a few limited options:
- You can throw your Windows 7 computer out the window and start shopping for a new PC.
- If your current PC meets the minimum requirements, you can upgrade your computer to Windows 10 for $139. (TIP: Microsoft 365 Business comes with a free upgrade for users with a Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 Pro license on their device. By purchasing Microsoft 365 Business your users can upgrade all of their old Windows Pro licensed devices for free).
- For the select few users who have Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise, you can purchase Extended Security Updates through January 2023 delaying the inevitable.
You can continue using your Windows 7 machine at your own risk. (not recommended). However if you are relying on a Windows 7 machine in your office or business, it is especially important to find another option.
Comment below if you have any questions on how this will affect you. Always happy to help!