Windows 7 was one of Microsoft’s best-loved computing operating systems with many still using it even though it is now 10 years old.
Like all operating systems before it, Windows 7 will very soon reach the end of its lifecycle. Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 on 14th January 2020.
Once an operating system ends support it is no longer safe to use, as Microsoft will cease patching any security threats and will not add any new features. Third party software will begin to stop supporting the operating system and many financial websites such as online banking will become unsafe to use.
Although Windows 7 will not suddenly cease to work after the 14th January 2020, continuing to use it will open your devices and precious data to more and more malicious attacks. There may be a short-term cost in migrating outdated equipment to a new and secure Windows 10 device, but in a world where all your information is held on your computer or online, consider the cost of doing nothing.
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