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Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 7

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Microsoft will stop providing support and security patches for the Windows 7 operating system, the workhorse of the industry, effective January 2020. Microsoft calls this “end of life.” In regulated industries like financial and medical fields, any computer running Windows 7 will be out of compliance. For the regular user it means that any new security faults or vulnerabilities found in Windows 7 will not be corrected. If your business continues to use Windows 7 after January 2020, it will be like keeping your front door unlocked because the key stopped working.

There are currently shortages on certain mid-range Intel CPU chips and we at SkyViewTek anticipate that, as the year progresses, the millions of Windows 7 users that will need to upgrade to Windows 10 will further put strains on the supply chain. Therefore, we encourage you to contact us before June 2019 for a consultation and procurement of new Windows 10 computers. Contact us at 610-590-5006 or email

MICROSOFT END OF LIFE: If your Microsoft hardware or software is still being used after its “end of life” date, it will no longer receive security updates. Therefore, it’s important that you upgrade to a version of hardware or software that can provide the latest security updates to help keep you and your data safer and minimize risks. In addition, Microsoft customer service will no longer be available to provide support after that date. Finally, any third-party software programs you are running (like QuickBooks) may no longer be compatible.

Contact us today for a technology assessment so that we can help you establish a road-map for your technology needs for 2020 and beyond.