The date for Windows 7 End of Life is now only nine months away. With 23% of all desktops in the UK still running on Windows 7, time is running out before Extended Support comes to an end.
What can you do to prepare?
- Firstly, take an inventory of what systems you already have. Find out what needs to be upgraded or even replaced.
- Have a date in mind when you want everything to be completed. Don’t leave it until the last minute otherwise you are putting unnecessary pressure on your IT provider or in-house team. Some computers can’t handle Windows 10 so you may need to order in new machines.
- Train your team. Make sure they understand how to use the new systems and give them a chance to get comfortable with them.
- Windows 7 first launched in to manufacturers on July 22, 2009 and then to the general public on October 22, 2009. It is now available in six editions.
- In 2012, there were over 630 million licenses for Windows 7 worldwide.
- Support for Windows 7 came to an end in 2015, with end of life announced for January 14, 2020.
If you are unsure of what to do next, get in touch with our team who can talk you through the next steps. The important thing is you start to plan now because in reality, 2020 is fast approaching and the last thing you want is for an unsupported system to be running your computers in 12 months’ time.
Call us now on 0330 400 5465!