You may have heard that support is ending for Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008, but what does that really mean? Here’s what's happening and what you can do to upgrade your computer or server's operating system, whether you call a computer repair service or do it on your own.
FAQ About Support Ending for Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008
What's happening to Windows 7?
Security updates and support for Windows 7 are ending on January 14, 2020. You can still install and activate Windows 7, but Microsoft® recommends Windows 7 users upgrade to Windows 10 instead.
What does “no support” really mean?
Your PC will still run, but there will be no software updates, security updates, or technical support available. Therefore, your computer may become more vulnerable to viruses and other security risks. Additionally, if you are a company with regulatory requirements, you will no longer be in compliance.
What about people who use Windows Server 2008?
If you have Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2, support will be ending for these products on January 14, 2020, as well. That means after that date, there will be no free security updates, non-security updates, free support options, or online technical content updates.
How do I upgrade?
If you are not comfortable performing the upgrades yourself, talk to a computer repair professional to find out about all your options. A reputable technician can assess your hardware and software compatibility with Windows 10 and advise you regarding the upgrade or replacement of your computer or server.
If you need assistance with computer upgrades, reach out to Microworx in Rochester, NY. This locally owned and operated computer repair business has 25 years of experience in computer and laptop repairs, as well as data recovery, computer virus removal, and other services. If you are looking for a new computer, they also have a large selection of Lenovo® laptops, as well as gaming computers, custom-built workstations or servers, and all types of computer parts and components. Call (585) 271-0050 or visit them online to learn more about their products and computer repair services.