Windows 7 End of Life

 

Janurary 14, 2020

Windows 7 had a good run.  It was one of the most popular Windows versions in Microsoft history. However, Microsoft ends support on January 14, 2020. For a lot of organizations that impacts every workstation and server(s).  

You have options.  We will provide budget cost estimates, timing, and discuss the steps required for each option.  Many of our clients are considering upgrades, new installs, cloud servers, or new hardware.

CMC asks that upgrades/replacements take place as early as possible in 2019 to reduce the expected backlog and ensure solution before the deadline. 

Some background on the topic is below:

Question: Will my computer stop working in January 2020?  

No, your computer will continue to operate.  However, there will be no more security updates provided by Microsoft.  This is a security concern.

Question: Why do I need the latest version of Windows?

Falling behind in technology can cause major heartache for security, unplanned cost, or lost data.  If your business relies on computers, we recommend regular re-investment to keep current.

Question: Why is Microsoft stopping support for Windows 7?

Windows 7 is nine years old.  Enhancements in security, reliability, and speed have been developed during those 9 years.