Even though it’s ten years old and there have been three versions of Windows since, you might wonder what this has to do with you. Why should you spend money to fix it if it ain’t broke?
If you’re following us here you’ll know that Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 in February 2020. I know, that’s four months away not three, but we have the Great British Christmas Shut-down in between.
There won’t be any more more updates or security patches, and there won’t be anyone to go to if anything goes seriously wrong with your computer.
Let’s assume you have business insurance which includes cybersecurity cover. You’ll probably find that, for the insurance to pay out in the event of you claiming, you need to be using a current version of software which has all the updates and security patches applied.
Retaining your Cyber Essentials accreditation also means that you must use current versions of software which has manufacturer support provided for updates and patches.
Windows 7 fails both of these tests. Therefore, if you’re still using Windows 7 you have until February to replace it to keep safe, keep current, stay insured, and retain your accreditations.
Realistically that means having a plan under way before Christmas and, again realistically, that means discussing it with us straight away.
We’ll be pleased to help you plan for these changes, and it starts with a no-obligation conversation. Take the first step by clicking here.