Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 in January 2020. As we head into the holiday season, and the end of Q4 for businesses, the mad dash to get everything done is no doubt leaving little time for thinking about migrating operating systems. However, there are important security implications for sticking with Windows 7 after Microsoft ends their support cycle for it. In January, Microsoft will cease providing security patches for Windows 7, leaving it in the same state that Windows XP exists in now--an obvious target for malware developers, botnets, and other threats.
For business clients running Windows Server 2008, the situation is equally critical. Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 will also cease on January 14th, 2020. If you're contending with gigabytes or terabytes of sensitive user data that must be migrated to an up-to-date version of Microsoft Windows Server, call or email us today. While client systems are at risk when running an End of Life version of Windows, server systems are generally a much more lucrative target in terms of valuable financial data and other personally identifying information.
While migrating from an operating system you're familiar with (and which is attached to all of your data) isn't a fun experience, Geek Housecalls is here to simplify the process. While Windows 10 still suffers from bugs and botched updates, these are relative inconveniences compared to the large security risk running an unsupported OS like Windows 7 presents. We can preserve all of your data, migrate your browser settings, bookmarks, passwords, and other important items, as well as help you find the lowest cost (or free) upgrade path to Windows 10.
Read more about Windows 7 EoL here: www.techradar.com/news/how-microsoft-is-making-upgrading-from-windows-7-to-windows-10-easier-than-ever
More information about Windows 7 EoL can be found here: www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-windows-7-support