After this time Microsoft will no longer release software or security updates for the Windows 7 operating system. What does this mean for me? Continuing to use Windows 7 beyond this date will expose serious risks to the UCD network such as security compromises, data breaches, virus and malware attacks. IT Services will cease support of any PC or laptop running Windows 7 after 14 January, until the operating system has been upgraded to Windows What should I do next? If your desktop or laptop is more than 5 years old on 1 March , IT Services advise that you should replace it with a new PC or laptop running Windows
Yes, you can upgrade compatible Windows 7 PCs based on these requirements with a full license. To take advantage of the latest hardware capabilities, we recommend moving to a new PC with Windows What happens if I continue to use Windows 7?
Updated April 23,4: As of April 22,the nags are starting to appear on Windows 7 supported until 7 systems. That means Windows 7 machines will be increasingly vulnerable, and software developers will eventually leave those old PCs behind and stop writing software that works on Windows 7.