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Still Running Windows 7?

Still Running Windows 7?


Microsoft Windows 7 will be 10 years old in just a few weeks. Released on 22nd July 2009, it quickly became a very popular version of the venerable Microsoft Windows OS. It was hailed as a 'return to form' successor to the unpopular Windows Vista.


Windows 7 will be 10 Years Old on 22nd July 2019

It was so popular, that even with the release of Windows 8 in October 2012, many people chose to stick with Windows 7: with many PC manufacturers offering Windows 7 downgrade options.


End of Life


Unfortunately, no operating system lives forever: new hardware, changing use cases and evolving security threats mean that it's not economic for Microsoft to support a Windows 7 beyond it's 'End of Life' date.


For windows 7, this date is January 2020.


Beyond this date, Microsoft will stop offering support for Windows 7. Crucially this includes security updates: if you continue to run Windows 7 beyond this date, you will be increasingly vulnerable to malware and viruses.


Windows 10


Fortunately, the current version of Windows: Windows 10, offers a stable and mature platform to move to. Familiar features such as the Start Menu are still available, and in many cases Windows 10 will run faster than Windows 7 on the same hardware, even on old machines (through Windows 8 and 10, Microsoft worked hard at optimising the OS for low power hardware).


Whether you need support upgrading your Windows 7 PCs, or if you want to replace your old hardware, Johnson IP Technology can help. Contact us today via the chat icon on this page, at info@j-ip.tech or call us on 020 3670 2039.

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