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Down to the Wire: Preparing for Windows 7 End of Life

Posted by Matt Mello, Director of Sales, CareWorx Fully Managed on Dec 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

It’s the ninth inning…the last minute of play in the third period…we have 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter…

Hopefully, these sports analogies speak for themselves—we don’t have much time left to deal with and prepare for Windows 7 “end of life.”

In January 2020, Microsoft, the maker of the Windows 7 operating system, will stop providing free security updates and support for Windows 7. (For some kiosks, you might have until October 2020—but the time to plan is now!) Without those updates, your system will be left unsupported, making your organization and its data vulnerable to security threats. To put it plainly: This is a cybersecurity and compliance risk.What does this mean?

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