Windows 7 EOL

On January 14th 2020, Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 for the majority of the world. This means they will no longer create updates or patches for any bugs or vulnerabilities that are found in Windows 7.

From Microsoft's Website:

Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. When this 10-year period ends, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. The specific end of support day for Windows 7 will be January 14, 2020. After that, technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC will no longer be available for the product. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 sometime before January 2020 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available.

What does this mean?

The impact this has on you, the end user, is that Windows 7 will no longer be safe to use because your data and privacy would be at risk with open flaws. Any bugs or holes in the operating system that exist after January 14th 2020 will remain forever open and unpatched. This can expose your data and could allow a hacker to remotely access your computer. Although everything will still function on the computer and other applications will recieve updates, Microsoft Windows 7 will not update in patches, features or security fixes.

Windows 7 EOL

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We can help keep you safe and boost your computer's performance by upgrading it to Windows 10. We back up your personal data to our secured servers, wipe the hard drive and then install Windows 10 on the computer along with all updates and virus protection. Your data is copied back to your comptuer and your comptuer remains safe and secure.

Once the process is complete, the computer will perform simlarly to the day it was purchased depending on age of machine and system hardware. Call or stop in today and let us get you upgraded to the latest so your data remains safe and secure!

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