What does this mean?
Windows 7 support ending is upon us – mainstream support officially ended in January 2015. However, extended support did not end till January 14th 2020. However, this day is now here and there are still a large number of computers out there still running on the 9 year old system.
So what does end of life mean? Well Microsoft will no longer be implementing the following things:
- Bug Fixes
- Security Patches
- New Functionality
- Free Support
This means any users, whether they are home or business, are much more at risk to malware attacks and security threats. There is an option to extend support till 2023 if you are not yet ready to move to Windows 10 – but it’ll cost you and is only available to the below licenses:
|Year 1 (2020-2021)||Year 2 (2021-2022)||Year 3 (2022-2023|
|Windows 7 Enterprise||$25 per machine||$50 per machine||$100 per machine|
|Windows 7 Pro||$50 per machine||$100 per machine||$200 per machine|
What can you do?
Obviously you do not have to pay for this support, but that does mean if any of the issues above happen to your business – unfortunately you are on your own. There are some other caveats, but best to speak to Microsoft or a partner (like ourselves) about your options.
If you are worried about Windows 7 support ending and would like to speak to one of our specialists about making the move to Windows 10 – fill out the form opposite and someone will get back to you!
Or else call us on 0800 148 8001 and we’ll see how we can help.