Take action now as free Windows 7 support ends

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Microsoft is ending its support for Windows 7 and security patches will no longer be freely available from 14 January 2020. After this date, PCs will still be able to run this software, but will be at increasing risk of new cyber security threats. You should therefore take action now to upgrade Windows or buy an extended security update package.

In Microsoft’s own words: “If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended on January 14, 2020, your PC will still work, but it may become more vulnerable to security risks.”

With cyber attacks a very real and major concern to businesses and organisations of all sizes, it’s important you take steps as soon as possible to stay protected and keep your PCs running at optimal performance.

As a Microsoft partner, we can help – and it’s not too late:

  1. We can secure licensing for Windows 10 to replace Windows 7 for organisations looking to do this themselves.
  2. We can offer a one-off upgrade away from Windows 7 with remote support to get you through the transition.
  3. You can subscribe to our Remote Network or IT Technician services, providing discounted, proactive, ongoing, specialist IT expertise and support. This includes cyber protection, data backups, software patching and updates, hardware procurement, disaster recovery, day-to-day maintenance and more.

If you’d like to discuss your Windows 7 options or any other ICT needs please don’t hesitate to get in touch:

It’s worth noting that businesses using Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise can buy extended security updates through to January 2023 as explained here by Microsoft.

Written by Sami Malik

Head of Business Development - AdEPT IT Services