Support for Windows 7 ends in January 2020

Support for Windows 7 ends in January 2020

Windows 7 End of Life
Windows 7 laptop and a Windows 10 laptop

After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates and support for PCs with Windows 7. If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it may become more vulnerable to security risks. Upgrade to Windows 10 now to keep your employees productive and secure.


Small Business Checklist

Upgrade your devices to Windows 10 and Office 365 with help from the Microsoft checklist:



Home Users:

After 10 years, support for Windows 7 is coming to an end on January 14, 2020. We know change can be difficult, so we are here to help you with recommendations for what to do next and to answer questions about end of support.


What does end of support mean?

When Windows 7 reaches end of support on January 14, 2020, your computer will still function but Microsoft will no longer provide the following:

  • Technical support for any issues
  • Software updates
  • Security updates or fixes

While you could continue to use your PC running Windows 7, without continued software and security updates, it will be at greater risk for viruses and malware. Going forward, the best way for you to stay secure is on Windows 10. And the best way to experience Windows 10 is on a new PC. While it is possible to install Windows 10 on your older device, it is not recommended.



What can I do to prepare?

From backing up your files to finding a computer that fits your needs, we’ve got tools to help you transition with ease.

1. Check out the latest PCs

Not only are new modern PCs fast (thanks to solid state drives) and durable with batteries that last longer, the average price for a great PC is considerably less than it was 5-10 years ago.


2. Back up your files and photos

Save your personal files and photos to OneDrive or to an external hard drive. Follow this link to learn all the different ways to move your files.


3. Get tips on Windows 10

We think you’ll feel right at home on a new PC with Windows 10, but if you have any questions or want to learn more, we have lots of tips and tutorials available.



Microsoft have a vast amount of resources available for all types of users. Whether, a home user, small business or large company, click on the below link to view these resources.


We will continue to keep you updated with all notices from Microsoft but if you have concerns and are not sure even where to start, Hybrid Technology Partners are here to help you every step of the way. You can contact us on: 061 211444 or use our contact page.


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