Magpie Tech Tips

May 08, 2019

Windows 7 Support Will End in January 2020

Windows 7 will reach “End of Life” in January 2020, and as a result, will become vulnerable to cyberattacks. That means it’s time to upgrade!

Starting this week, your computer users on Windows 7 will begin seeing a "Please Upgrade" notice.

The January 2020 End-of-Life for Windows 7 means that your workstations will no longer receive:

  • Critical security patches to block out hackers & malware
  • Antivirus updates, due to lack of support from Windows 
  • Windows updates to maintain system stability

In other words, if a cybercriminal finds a way to break into your Windows 7 computers after January, Microsoft will not patch the vulnerability!

Your business-critical apps (QuickBooks, AutoCAD, etc.) may also stop receiving updates for Windows 7. This will make them unstable, and vulnerable to hacking.

Take action now and upgrade your Windows 7 computers to Windows 10 before they become vulnerable.  Some older computers may need replacement in order for us to perform a successful upgrade.  We recommend an i7 processor and 8GB of RAM at minimum.

There's still enough time to transition all computers before the January deadline if you start planning for it now.

Questions about a Windows 7-to-Windows 10 upgrade? Please contact our Support Department at support@planetmagpie.com.