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Windows 7 End of Life

After 10 years, support for Windows 7 is coming to an end on 14 January 2020. 3C Technology know that change can be difficult and complex, and we can provide recommendations for what to do and answer questions about end of support and what it means for your business. 

When Windows 7 reaches end of support on 14 January 2020, your device will still function but Microsoft will no longer provide the following:

  • Technical support for any issues
  • Software updates
  • Security updates, patches or fixes

While you could continue to use your PC running Windows 7, without continued software and security updates, it will be at greater risk from cyberattacks such as malware. Going forward, the best way for you to stay secure is to upgrade to Windows 10 which comes pre-installed on a new device. While it is possible to install Windows 10 on an older device, it is not recommended due to the minumum requirements for Windows 10 to install and run efficiently.

Devices originally built with Windows 7 are running 10-year-old technology. Once you move to a new PC or laptop, there will be many aspects of the experience that you will find familiar, but also with important innovations and capabilities that were not available ten years ago. For example, modern devices are much faster, more capable, and more compatible with the latest industry technology. To help you keep your device secure, Windows 10 gives you built-in security at no extra cost. Your Windows 10 device comes with built-in security features, including firewall and internet protection to help safeguard against viruses, malware, and ransomware. You can also sign in three times faster and it doesn't matter if you forget your password - just use your face or fingerprint to securely and instantly unlock your computer.

For more details regarding the end of support for Windows 7, download our infographic here or contact 3C Technology to discuss your options on 01206 790060 or 01442 863388.

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