The Windows 7 End of Life is Here: What Will You Do Now?

The Windows 7 end-of-life countdown clock has reached zero.   What will you do now?

January 14th has now come and gone.

As a result,  every computer running Windows 7, Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft Exchange 2010 is now completely vulnerable to serious security threats, hacks, ransomware attacks and data breaches. And according to the industry website, Stat Counter, about 26% of users are still using Windows 7.

If you have not yet addressed Windows 7 End of Life, it’s important to take action ASAP.

What does “End of Life” really mean?

From the Microsoft website: 

When Windows 7 reaches the end of support on 14 January 2020 (Today), your computer will still function, but Microsoft will no longer provide the following:

  • Technical support for any issues
  • Software updates
  • Security updates or fixes

While you could continue to use your PCs running Windows 7, without continued software and security updates, every machine will be at greater risk for viruses and malware. The best way for you to keep your computers secure is upgrading to Windows 10. While it is possible to install Windows 10 on some older computers, Microsoft does not recommend it. For many users, the solution will involve acquiring new PCs.

Am I really at risk if I don’t upgrade?

Yes, if you have not yet upgraded,  your security is at risk since the environment will no longer be maintained, leaving workstations open to a multitude of vulnerabilities.  As of today,  your computers and business are exposed to anything and everything. And that’s not good.

What should I do now?

Step one: it’s time to talk with Stratix Systems. And we should talk ASAP! Call us toll-free at 1-800-444-2943 to get started right away.

Stratix Systems can provide the expertise and guidance required for a pain-free transition away from Windows 7, Windows Server 2008/R2 and Exchange Server 2010.

Our systems and network engineers are very familiar with, experienced with and certified in 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. We can even help you finance the costs.

Download our White Paper “Successfully Managing 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.  Call us toll-free at 1-800-444-2943 to get started.

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