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How to prepare for Windows 7 end of life

The 14th of January 2020 is set to cause potential disruption to businesses who rely on Microsoft packages as some of the most commonly used business software including Windows 7 reaches its end of life.

1 in 3 businesses rely on Microsoft software as the backbone of their business, which is why we’ve been spending the last 12 months urging our clients to replace their Windows 7 computers long before the support expires.

If your business is currently running Windows 7, Office 2010, Exchange 2010, Small Business Server 2011 or Windows Server 2008 the only solution is to upgrade or replace. Upgrading your organisations software may seem like a headache now however Windows 10 provides a number of fantastic benefits such as:

Start up speeds

Windows 10 is designed to start quicker than any previous operating system.


Windows 10 exceeds the performance levels of both Windows 7 and Windows 8.


Windows 10 has been developed to be even more secure than any previous package due to the increase in security patches.


Continuous updates are available on Windows 10 seeing improved functionality, security and reliability.

User-Friendly Interface

The platform takes the best elements of Windows 7 and 8 to develop a simplified interface ultimately providing the best user-experience possible.

Fully optimised for the cloud

The software has been designed to support cloud services like Office and Azure.  

If you’re not sure what version of Windows your business is currently operating on we’ve created a visual guide that will help you identify whether your business needs to upgrade.

It’s important to remember upgrades can take months to implement accordingly. If you have computers that do need upgrading and you haven’t yet made a plan of action with Chris or James, why not give us a shout! We’ll help make the whole process a lot less painful by doing the planning and managing the implementation for you.

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