Are You Prepared for Windows 7 End of Life?

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Windows 7 Support Ends January 14, 2020

Windows 7 is due to reach End Of Life (EOL) on 14 January 2020, but a large number of the world’s computers, most in corporate environments, are still running the nine-year-old system.

Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 in January 2015, with extended support running till 14 January 2020. Businesses which fail to migrate in time will be saddled with high fees for further support from Microsoft.

This End of Life means no more bug-fixes, security patches or new functionality, making any user – personal or enterprise – significantly more susceptible to malware attacks. Just as it did with Windows XP, Microsoft will continue to offer support for those Windows 7 users still reluctant to upgrade to its Windows 10 OS, but it’ll cost you.

However, there's absolutely nothing stopping you from using Windows 7 even after its End of Life. But you should know that using an outdated operating system makes your computer vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

Preparing for Windows 7 End of Life

With Windows 7 EOL coming up, we’ve created a report which provides an overview of all workstations and if they are closing on EOL.

Assets that are nearing their EOL (EOL within 1 year) are marked orange. Assets past their EOL are marked red. All other assets are marked green. For Windows 7 (SP1) assets, the number of days remaining until EOL is also displayed.

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