As of January 14th, 2020, Microsoft will no longer be supporting both Windows 7 and Server 2008 and 2008 R2. When Microsoft stops supporting a version of Windows, it stops issuing security updates and system fixes for that operating system. This means that it will become increasingly risky to continue to operate that machine as time goes on. No security patches will be released to address new security threats. New versions of software, including anti-virus agents, will no longer be written to function on these older platforms. Backup software may also quit operating correctly.
If you are a RESULTS customer:
If you are a RESULTS customer, we’ve got your back. If you contact us today, we can get you on the schedule for an upgrade. Keep in mind that as of January 14th, 2020, we will be unable to continue to support your computers and/or servers unless they have been upgraded to Windows 10 or Server 2012 R2.
If you are not a RESULTS customer:
You can upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 by following the directions provided on Microsoft’s website. Don’t forget to first check the minimum hardware requirements to run Windows 10 in case you need to buy new hardware.
If you need to upgrade your server, you can find the directions here. Again, remember to first check hardware requirements.
If you need help:
Whether you are a current client or not, RESULTS would like to help. Although our first commitment is to our current clients, we would be more than happy to answer any questions and/or put you in our queue for an upgrade.
End of life of an operating system, even one as widely used as Windows 7, doesn’t instantly mean unpatched devices will result in a data breach. But without ongoing security updates the number of unpatched vulnerabilities will continue to grow, making any outdated device a greater and greater risk to an organization over time.
As soon as you contact us we will be able to discuss your options and develop a plan that best meets your needs.