Our Stores | Launceston, Jimmys Complex - 03 6334 5332

Our Stores | Launceston, Jimmys Complex - 03 6334 5332

Support for Windows 7 is ending.

After January.14 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for laptops and desktop PCs running Windows 7.

If you continue to use Windows 7 after its ‘End of Life’, your PC will still turn on and run, but is much more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.

So what does End of Life mean for Windows 7?

End of life is the term Microsoft uses to identify the period when they will no longer support an operating system or application. Windows XP’s End of Life occurred in 2014. Windows Vista ended in 2017, and as of Jan.14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide any support for Windows 7.

No Need To Book An Appointment!

We understand how important your computer is to you and that servicing it should be fast, reliable and affordable. That is why we have our own fully skilled and capable Technicians to complete all service and repair jobs quickly and efficiently.

Common Questions We Are Asked About Windows 7 Ending

What will happen after support for Windows 7 ends?

If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still start and run, but will become increasingly more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.  This is because you will no longer receive software updates, including security patches, from Microsoft.  In its most basic analogy, without these security updates, your PC is much more vulnerable to attack.  Eventually, new hardware and third party software such as Printers, Anti-Virus software, Web Browsers and Email Clients will also cease to function suitably on Windows 7 PCs.

Can you still use Windows 7 after Jan.14 2020?

Yes, you can continue to use Windows 7 even after Jan.14, 2020, however we would advise against connecting your PC to the internet after this date.  This means no web browsing, no sending or receiving emails, no purchasing items with any form of electronic payment and especially no Internet Banking.  In doing so your PC is at greater risk of catching harmful viruses, downloading malware, installing spyware or falling victim to other such exploits hackers are able to uncover.

Not sure what to do?

Visit Carbil Computers and speak to one of our friendly and helpful members of staff.  We can assess your current PC and discuss if it can be upgraded to the latest, safest version of Windows 10, or if it would be a better financial investment to purchase one of our new or premium refurbished computers.  We’re not sales people and will explain all of your options in a way that’s easy to understand, to find the best solution that’s right for you.

For honest advice, helpful service and great prices, pop into Carbil Computers today.

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