Windows 7 is due to reach End Of Life on January 14, 2020, however, a large number of the world’s computers, are still running the nine-year-old system. Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 in January 2015, with extended support running until January 14, 2020. PC Paramedic locally could be your best and most convenient place to get Windows 7 updated and not lose any valuable data!
The Windows 7 End of Life date has been announced, and even sooner for those users who don’t download a recent security update. This means Microsoft will no longer update or support the operating system after the announced date in January.
While Windows 7 is a decade old, it was originally launched in July 2009. The system is still incredibly popular, with recent reports from Netmarketshare suggests Windows 7 is still being used on 39% of all personal computers.
So, the fact Windows 7 will no longer be supported by Microsoft means there are many users who need to start thinking about finally moving on from their favorite operating system.
If you’re still a user, PC Paramedic has put together a guide explaining how you can prepare for Windows 7 End of Life. They will explain why the end of support for Windows 7 is so important, as well as the options you have available, and how you can go about moving to Windows 10, Microsoft’s most recent operating system, as well as alternative software.
Microsoft Windows 7 End of Life begins on January 14, 2020. Up until this date, Windows 7 is in an ‘extended support’ phase. Therefore, time is of the essence for users to take the necessary steps to update their computers.
As with all operating systems, after a while, it doesn’t make sense, both financially, and in terms of time and effort, to keep old software modified and updated, especially when there are newer versions of the software available in the marketplace.
Microsoft actually ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015, which means new features stopped being added, and warranty claims were no longer valid.
However, during the extended support phase, which Windows 7 entered after the end of its mainstream support, the operating system has still been modified and updated to make sure security issues and bugs are fixed.
When Windows 7 enters its End of Life phase, the support will end as well. Windows 7 End of Life will upgrade to Windows 10, therefore, it will be beneficial for all users to pursue.
Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 has many benefits. For a start, because both operating systems are made by Microsoft the upgrade process is relatively easy, and in many cases, you can retain your files on your personal computer.
This means minimum disruption and loss of valuable downtime when upgrading to Windows 10. Most programs used will have been updated to work on Windows 10, and the layout and interface are similar to Windows 7, so you shouldn’t find it difficult to make the adjustment.
If you want to upgrade to Windows 10, stop by PC Paramedic located at 1130 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill, or call 704-589-2819 for assistance.