Windows 7 End of Support | January 14th 2020
Following it’s release in 2009, Windows 7 was released to replace the not so popular Windows Vista, quickly becoming the most commonly used operating system since Windows XP. However, now has come to the time wave goodbye to Windows 7 with Microsoft having Windows 7 End of Support on 14th January 2020 in their roadmap.
What does this mean if you are still running Windows 7?
In terms of functionality the Operating System will still run, however Microsoft will no longer be releasing security updates or patches to protect the system. Up until 14th January 2020 Microsoft will continue to release security patches, however following the 14th January this will cease, which could leave the Operating System vulnerable.
With Windows 10 now bedded in and the most likely Operating System shipped with a new Windows machine, this is the best option to migrate to, skipping Windows 8 / 8.1 in the process (Windows 8 / 8.1 was the recent time un-favoured Windows version equivalent of Windows Vista).
What should you do in preparation?
Our recommendation would be to upgrade to Windows 10, so in preparation for this you should check that your hardware supports the minimum system requirements as below:
|Processor:||1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or System on a Chip (SoC)|
|RAM:||1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit|
|Hard drive space:||16 GB for 32-bit OS 32 GB for 64-bit OS|
|Graphics card:||DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver|
We always recommend having a backup of your files, especially prior to completing a major system upgrade such as this.
At SBS IT Ltd we can assist with upgrades for you or your business to Windows 10 as well as any hardware and software procurement requirements. Contact Us