End of life is the term that Microsoft uses to identify the period when it will no longer support an operating system or application. This means that from 14 January 2020, if you are still operating on Windows 7, or using Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Small Business Server 2011, Microsoft will no longer offer product support or apply updates that fix faults.

Subsequently, your business will become vulnerable to operating failures and security breaches. Although your PC will still work, it will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses because you will no longer receive software and security updates from Microsoft.

Windows 7 will not affect you if you are using Apple products. This upgrade only affects PC users. The best way to check if you are using Windows 7 on a PC is shown below:

For a considerable time, LinkICT has been helping our clients to upgrade to Windows 10 upgrade and purchase new devices because Windows 10 offers many benefits including new apps and a much improved user experience – including a return of the ‘start icon!

Most, importantly to business owners, Windows 10 will operate at much quicker processing speeds, which will help improve the efficiency of your business and enable users to work faster.

If you would like to enquire about an upgrade or to purchase new hardware please get in touch.