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    Support for Windows 7 is ending Alexandra Tombling

    31st July 2019 - 8:40 am - by Alexandra Tombling

    Make the move to Windows 10 & Server 2019

    On January 14th 2020, support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 comes to an end, it will mark
    the operating system’s 10th birthday. Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7, or servers running Windows Server 2008. This puts businesses that continue to use these platforms at  risk and will invalidate any certifications you might hold such as Cyber Essentials or PCI-DSS.

    Can I upgrade my existing PC or Server to Windows 10 or Windows Server 2019?

    Yes, you can upgrade compatible PCs and servers based on these requirements with a full license. However – to take advantage of the latest hardware capabilities, Microsoft and razorblue recommend moving to new hardware.

    What happens if I continue to use Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008?

    You can continue to use these platforms, but once support ends, your PCs and servers will become more vulnerable to security risks. Windows will operate but you will stop receiving security and feature updates. You might also invalidate IT security certifications you hold, as well as your cyber insurance if you hold it.

    Can I get a free upgrade to Windows 10?

    Microsoft 365 Business comes with a free upgrade for users with a Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 Pro license on their device. Some recently purchased devices are also licensed for Windows 10 already.

    Your upgrade options

    Upgrade existing hardware to Windows 10
    or Server 2019

    Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 are built for business with enterprise-grade security, enhanced productivity, and the latest features to get more done.

    How do I do this?

    We’ll do the hard work for you. We can upgrade existing compatible hardware and there may be no cost for the license itself depending on how old your hardware is.

    Replace your PC/Laptop/Server with a new one

    PCs are lighter, faster, and more affordable than ever, so it often makes more sense to replace the hardware with something new.

    Is this a more expensive option?
    Not necessarily; you have to consider total cost of ownership. Due to the time involved in upgrading, it could be more cost effective for you to purchase a new PC/laptop as it will provide more longevity.

     

    Contact razorblue for more information:

    0333 344 6 344