Windows 7

If you’re not already aware, let this be your warning now: Windows 7 will no longer be supported by Microsoft as of January 14, 2020. What does this mean? Windows will no longer receive security updates. The software you depend on may no longer be supported or receive updates on these machines as well. This will cause a feedback loop of security risks and loss of productivity. This feedback loop will become increasingly unmanageable the longer it goes unresolved. If you decide to wait until the new year to address these, it will likely be harder than addressing it now.

How do you know if you have Windows 7? Here’s a simple way: Press the Windows logo key + R as a combo, type winver in the Open box, and then select OK. A window will pop up and identify your version of Windows. If you have Windows 8, 8.1, or 10, then your computer is fine. If you see anything other than those 3 versions, then you are affected by this coming change.

What do you do if you are on Windows 7 or earlier? Upgrade. You can either upgrade the computer software to Windows 10 if you are at least on Windows 7, or you will need to purchase and set up a new computer with Windows 10 on it. In either case, we are available to help plan and execute these upgrades with you if you either want or need the additional support.

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