1. What happens when Windows 7 reaches its End OF Life (EOL)?
In over a decade since Windows 7 was launched, a lot has changed in the technology sphere. Throughout this period, Microsoft had been releasing updates and security patches to keep the operating system relevant to the changing landscape. A significant proportion of Microsoft Operating System users have migrated to Windows 10 and the organization realizes that it is untenable to release new updates for Windows 7 free of cost.
2. Can I continue to use Windows 7?
Yes. You can continue to use Windows 7. The downside of using Windows 7 is two-fold. Firstly, your system will be increasingly prone to malicious attacks because it can't cope with the latest security challenges. More importantly, you will have compatibility issues with the newly installed software.
3. What can I do if I cannot upgrade to Windows 10 by 14 January 2020?
Although your system will continue to work with Windows 7 after 14 January 2020, it wouldn't receive important security patches. There are two options to circumvent the problem.
You can either choose to subscribe to Windows 7 extended security updates (ESU) or move to an Azure-based cloud-hosted desktop operating on Windows 7.
4. How will Windows 7 extended security updates (ESU) be implemented?
Customers eligible for Windows 7 extended support will receive Multiple Activation Key (MAK) once they subscribe to the updates. These will activate the patches as and when they are available on the PCs operating Windows 7. Businesses can purchase ESUs through Volume Licensing or the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.
5. How do I proceed further for a purchase?
You can click on the "Buy ESU from Apps4Rent" button above and you will be shown the step to proceed further. Do not hesitate to contact our support desk if you have any questions. Thank you for choosing Apps4Rent.