Windows 7 Has Retired
14th January 2020
Why Has Windows 7
Windows 7 was released back in 2009 and has been a huge success for Microsoft making it their most reliable client OS until the release of Windows 10 in 2015. The lifetime of Windows 7 when it reaches its retirement date will have spanned more than a decade but Microsoft have an 'End of Life' policy on the product which means that after 14th January 2020, no further support, bug fixes or important security updates will be applied tot he software.
It's important that businesses do not use Windows 7 devices after the 'End of Life' date as they will no longer receive updates including important security fixes. Windows updates are continuously patching security loopholes that otherwise hackers may exploit. once the updates stop, so to do the security patches and the longer you continue to use Windows 7, the more vulnerable it will become posing a large cyber security risk to your business.
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