We’ve blogged here before about the end of support for Windows 7.
To be exact, Microsoft is drawing a halt to the Extended Support phase for their Windows 7 desktop operating system on 14th January 2020. This means no more updates or security patches, and no more support if anything goes seriously wrong with your computer.
The software is ten years old and, while it was a great improvement on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, that was a long time ago and the security risks to business IT systems have multiplied enormously since.
The major reasons for Microsoft ending support for Windows 7 are the increasingly crafty threats and attacks being aimed at older software. Security researchers suspect the bad guys have attacks already planned to hit software weaknesses which are already known. These attacks are expected to happen soon after support stops because there won’t be updates from Microsoft to prevent them.
So, hanging on to Windows 7 is like keeping an old and worn lock in your front door; crossing your fingers is about the best you can do.
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