Microsoft announced they’ll stop providing security patches and support for Windows 7 after Jan 14, 2020.
Why Is This Important?
Software updates may seem tedious but they’re a critical part of keeping your information secure and your computer safe. Hackers continuously find new ways to penetrate systems. Companies like Microsoft identify vulnerabilities and update their software to plug these holes. After January 14th Microsoft will no longer provide these security patches. If hackers identify a way to infiltrate Windows 7 systems your information, computer and network could all be at risk.
Who is Affected by Windows 7 End of Life?
Anyone using a computer with Windows 7 is affected by this change.
What Version of Windows Do I Have?
Follow these steps to determine which version of windows is on your computer:
- Press the windows key and the R key at the same time
- In the window that opens type winver and press ok
- The next window that opens will tell you which version of Windows you have on your computer
I Have a Windows 7 On My Computer, What Do I Need to Do?
If you’re currently using a Windows 7 computer, we recommend you upgrade your operating system or computer before January 2020.