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Windows 7, End of Life.

Windows 7, End of Life.

Author: Chris Alex /Tuesday, May 28, 2019/Categories: SNI Companies, SNI Technology

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Operating system updates are infamous nags to users of both laptops and desktops, but are always taken more seriously once it is released they will no longer happen. Windows 7 End of Life date has been announced to take place January 14, 2020 – What does this mean? ‘End of Life’ in Microsoft language means the tech giant will no longer update or support this specific operating system after that date. Because Windows 7 is such a wildly used OS for consumers and businesses alike, many people fear the day it will no longer be usable. While all good things must come to an end, here are a few pointers on how to prepare for Windows 7 End of Life.

Pay Attention to Microsoft Alerts
Microsoft is very aware of the trouble this is causing many of its users, but they are hoping to encourage people to move away from this operating system to avoid future inevitable computer issues. With that, Microsoft is releasing an update called ‘Windows 7 – KB4493132’. This update’s sole purpose is to send notifications, reminding Windows 7 users to upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as they are able.

Move on to Windows 10
In order to become accustomed to the new operating system and steer clear from security breeches, take the plunge and download Windows 10. Every user can do so free of charge as long as their computer meets the specs for this OS. Because these are both Microsoft products, the process should be relatively easy and users are able to keep the files on their PC. What does this mean? Minimum hassle and little disruption will be caused by this update.

While it is possible to continue using Windows 7 even after its End of Life date, the decision to do so is not the best one. With end of support for the operating system comes end of security updates and details. It will not be patched for any new viruses once it enters into this ending phase, leaving all users vulnerable to various issues. If this route is chosen, it is important to remember to preform regular backups of your files to save a lot of stress down the road!

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Chris Alex
Chris Alex

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Chris comes with 10+ years of Specialized Staffing industry experience and he has placed 400+ Professionals in various markets.

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Chris comes with 10+ years of Specialized Staffing industry experience and he has placed 400+ Professionals in various markets. He is a multi "Reach for the Stars (both Chairman's Club and President's Club)" Winner and he prides himself in having a high level of ethics while providing his clients with the highest level of service possible.

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