Windows 7 Set to Fade into the Sunset

19th January 2017 by in category IT Support Blog, Microsoft Windows tagged as , , , , , with 0 and 23

One last push to signal the death warrant of Windows 7

Windows 7 to 10 support timeline

You can’t put a good operating system down. For nearly eight years, Windows 7 has been the operating system of choice for many users. It combines the aesthetic razzmatazz of Windows Vista and the stability of Windows XP. For many, the seventh version of Windows is Microsoft’s most stable operating system.

According to recent figures, 48% of the world’s Microsoft powered PCs have Windows 7. Over 400 million copies have been downloaded and installed on desktop and laptop machines since late 2009.

This week, a blog post on the Microsoft Germany website suggested that the popular OS was insecure. In the words of Markus Nitschke:

“Today, [Windows 7] does not meet the requirements of modern technology, nor the high security requirements of IT departments.”

Support for the aforementioned operating system ended on the 13 January 2015. Owing to this, Mr. Nitschke has cajoled users to upgrade to Windows 10. In a previous post, we at Tabard IT tested Windows 10 and gave it a favourable review. If you haven’t got Windows 10, why not give it a try?

Tabard IT, 19 January 2017.

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