Windows 7 and Server 2008 end of support

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On 14 January 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs with Windows 7, Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2.  

If you are using these operating systems, this means your infrastructure and applications may no longer be secure after this date. Your PC will still work, but it may become more vulnerable to security risks over time. Historically, if a serious security risk is found Microsoft has been known to release updates for retired operating systems, but this is not guaranteed. 

Options available to users of these operating systems: 
  1. Upgrade or migrate to a Microsoft supported operating system. 

  2. If eligible, purchase Windows 7 Extended Security Updates or Server 2008 / 2008 R2 Extended Security Updates.

  3. Do nothing – understanding that this means your PC may be vulnerable to security risks.
Please refer to your IT provider to discuss these option. There are numerous considerations in safely upgrading or migrating to a new operating system, and the Extended Security Updates (ESU) introduce other complications and prerequisites.
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