After January 14, 2020, Windows 7 will continue to start and run, but users will no longer receive updates or support.
What is this about?
Users of Windows 7 will no longer receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, and online technical content updates from Microsoft.
What can we do?
PCs running Windows 7 after January 14, 2020 should not be considered protected. It is important that users migrate to a current supported operating system such as Windows 10 so they can receive regular security updates to help protect their device from malicious attacks.
Frequently Asked Questions
End of Life (EOL) is an all-encompassing term, indicating that the product lifespan, as well as the overall process for support and servicing, are coming to an end.
After January 14, 2020, if your PC is running Windows 7, it will no longer receive security updates. Therefor, it’s important that you upgrade to a modern operating system such as Windows 10, which can provide the latest security updates to help keep you and your organizations data safer.. In addition, Microsoft customer service will no longer be available to provide Windows 7 technical support.
For most Windows 7 users, moving to a new device with Windows 10 will be the recommended path forward. Today’s PCs are faster, lightweight, yet powerful and more secure, with an average price that’s considerably less than that of the average PC eight years ago. Let us help you today.
Most computers purchased within the last 3 to 5 years are capable of running Windows 10 with some exceptions and limitations. To take advantage of the latest hardware and software capabilities, we recommend moving to a new PC with Windows 10.
You can continue to use Windows 7, but after support has ended, your PC will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses as you will no longer receive software updates, including security patches, from Microsoft.
Windows 7 can still be installed and activated after end of life support; however, it will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses due to the lack of security updates. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft strongly recommends that you use Windows 10 instead of Windows 7.
Support for Internet Explorer on a Windows 7 device will also be discontinued on January 14, 2020. As a component of Windows, Internet Explorer follows the support lifecycle of the Windows operating system it’s installed on.