Microsoft to withdraw support for Windows 7 by 2020

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Why it’s time to upgrade if your systems still run Windows 7 OS

Microsoft has officially stated that extended support for Windows 7 will be phased out by 2020. The End of Life date was announced for 14th January 2020.

Windows 7 OS is still being used on 39% of all PCs (Netmarketshare). Those that fall into this segment may want to consider upgrading. If you still operate with Windows 7 after support has ended, your computer will continue to run as normal. However, you will no longer receive technical support, software updates or security updates.

This is a major concern as Microsoft will no longer provide security patches for viruses for the operating system. This will leave old PCs vulnerable to emerging threats.

Upgrade to be secure

For best security practice, we’d recommend upgrading computer systems to ensure they are compatible with the latest version of Windows. Windows 10 (or an alternative OS).

Old processors may also not be able to provide a stable operating system for Windows 10. So it might be worth recycling any outdated IT equipment and investing in faster, more powerful hardware.

By upgrading, you’ll be operating with the latest security updates and support from Microsoft, reducing your cyber-security risk as a business.

We also suggest always having automatic software updates on to receive the latest security patches and features to benefit your business.

Are you ready for this change, or do you need to replace your fleet?

The S2S Group is a fully accredited IT recycler to ADISA, Blancco and ISO 27001 standards. We can provide a full paper-trail to prove that your redundant data-bearing assets have been disposed of following GDPR and environmental legislation.

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