Windows 7 operating system is now out of support. This means Microsoft no longer provides any support, upgrades or security patches.
To ensure that all the computers at your site continue to run safely and perform at their best you must move to Windows 10.
If you hold customer data and continue to use Windows 7 then you are out of GDPR compliance, which requires organisations only use software that is up to date and fit for purpose. The penalties for failure to comply with data protection legislation are severe.
Computers that continue to run Windows 7 will find a gradual drop in performance and, most importantly, a much increased likelihood of cyber attack and data breach.
Windows XP and Windows Vista have been obsolete for some time and should be replaced immediately.
If you have a PC over 3 years old, you will need to replace it. This will ensure that Windows 10 runs properly and that you are compliant with the latest data protection regulations.
Typically, software is developed for the latest operating systems and computer hardware. Windows 7 PCs will find it increasingly difficult to run the latest versions of popular software.
As well as Windows 7, support ended for the following servers on 14 January 2020: