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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Windows 7 - Support ending in January 2020

Posted on 11/10/2019 11:20:13

When does support for Windows 7 end?


Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 on January 14, 2020.


Why is Microsoft ending support for Windows 7?


Windows 7 was introduced back in 2009 and has been superseded by Windows 8 and Windows 10.


Older products may not meet today’s more demanding security requirements and Microsoft is unable to provide security updates for these.


What does end of support mean?


After January 14, 2020, a PC running Windows 7 will still start and run, but it will no longer receive security updates. In addition, Microsoft customer service will no longer be available to provide Windows 7 technical support. With Windows 10, your devices will continue to receive the latest security updates to help keep you and your data safer.


What happens if I continue to use Windows 7?


You can continue to use Windows 7, but after support has ended, your PC will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Windows will continue to start and run, but you will no longer receive software updates, including security updates, from Microsoft.


What should I do if I am still running Windows 7?


For Windows 7 users, moving to Windows 10 will be the recommended path forward. You can upgrade compatible Windows 7 PCs based on minimum requirements, but in most cases we recommend moving to a new PC with Windows 10 to take advantage of the latest hardware capabilities.


What if I can’t afford to move to Windows 10 in my school?


Contact ourselves to get more information on how we can support you and project plan your move to a Windows 10 environment. Our EdTech Enhancement Programme (EEP) can help spread payments over three years.


For More Information:


Please contact 0845 303 3003 (Option 2) or email ict@norfolk.gov.uk