Important information if you’re using Windows 7

Did you know that every Windows product has a lifecycle?

The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it’s no longer supported. This is the point in which Microsoft will no longer provide automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. This means that from this date your PC is more at risk from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Knowing the key dates a lifecycle end is looming will help you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your hardware and software.

Microsoft have announced that Windows 7 Support will end on 14th January 2020.

That gives you just 2 years to think about changing all of your PCs, or wiping, restoring and reloading Windows 10 on your current machines.

What options do you have if you are using Windows 7 in your business?

  1. Replace the Windows 7 computer or laptop – we can help you with this, by providing unbiased sales advice and preferential rates on purchases
  2. Upgrade your Windows 7 computers or laptops using the Smart Rental service – we provide long term computer and laptop rentals that are fully supported. No large up front costs, manageable monthly payments and upgrades available as and when you need them at no extra cost
  3. Use a combination of buying new equipment and renting
  4. Wipe your current Windows 7 PC and upgrade it to Windows 10

For more information or to discuss the options available to your business, get in touch with a member of the Smart team.

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