How to Prepare for Windows 7 End-of-Life

Did you know that about 42% of all Windows computers are currently running Windows 7. And that another 7% are still running Windows XP? That’s about half of all Windows computers — out of millions and millions of Windows computers in use today.

Every one of those computers are at risk for security threats that are becoming ever more sophisticated, immediately placing their data at risk of theft, destruction or ransom. That’s a scary thought and a big deal for every organization.

How so?

In about a year, on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will be ending their Extended Support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008/R2 and Exchange Server 2010. When that happens, any organization running Windows 7, Server 2008/R2 or Exchange Server 2010 will be vulnerable almost instantly to security threats. Windows XP users are already exposed, and many are suffering the consequences. And the timing is what is really important here.

Acting now is very important. Here’s why:

Microsoft’s Extended Support will end on the same day for every user. That’s why it is important that you begin working on a migration plan now. Waiting until the last minute, or even the last few months, could result in an unnecessary chaos and vulnerability of your systems and data to security threats.

And that’s where Stratix Systems can help.

Our systems and network engineers are very familiar and experienced with the Microsoft environment. With more than 130 IT professionals, Stratix Systems has the people, the resources and the experience to help you develop your options and a cost-effective plan for a pain-free transition away from Windows 7, Windows Server 2008/R2 and Exchange Server 2010.

Start by downloading our free White Paper, “How to Prepare for Windows 7 End-of-Life.” Learn more about the practical steps you can take right now to safeguard your computers, your network and your data. Click here.

About Stratix Systems

Stratix Systems is one of the region’s leading technology solutions partners and Managed IT Services providers, with a history that spans nearly 50 years. Stratix Systems has offices in Wyomissing, Bethlehem, King of Prussia and York as well as Edison, New Jersey. With more than 130 IT professionals, Stratix Systems delivers Managed IT Services, content and document management services and imaging support to over 6,500 organizations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Learn more at or call our toll-free 1-800-444-2943.

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