July 22nd of this year marks the 10th anniversary of Windows 7. For years now, this older version of the Windows operating system has been a popular choice for personal and business users alike.
Microsoft has officially announced that as of January 14, 2020, it will no longer update the Windows 7 operating system.
If you currently use Windows 7, the news may raise questions about what this change means for you. This is especially the case for businesses that use Windows 7 for their day-to-day operations. One study showed that almost half (43%) of IT professionals said their company is still running Windows 7, and that 12% of businesses were not aware of the end of support for Windows 7.
Luckily, there is still some time before Windows 7 officially reaches its end of life, and there are steps you can take now to better prepare.