Windows 7 – Days are Numbered

Posted on February 14th, 2019

For those of you who may not have heard, Microsoft Windows 7 will soon reach its EOL (End of Life) and Microsoft Windows 7 support will also stop from Microsoft. This means that if your computer is running the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, it will no longer be supported by Microsoft as of January 14th 2020!

In reality, this means that any newly released software is no longer guaranteed to work on your computer. and after the 14th January 2020, there will be NO Microsoft Updates for your computer, leaving your machine more vulnerable to infection.  Microsoft will no longer fix bugs and other security problems with the operating system on your computer meaning your system will be much more susceptible to viruses and spyware. Software like Office 365, Google Chrome and Firefox will stop working, internet banking won’t be secure.  Additiomally you will no longer be able to buy a new off the shelf printer or software and expect it to work automatically. Many other newer hardware and software items will no longer work.

Our managed Internet Security and Support plans won’t cover Windows 7 from the 14th January 2020 and from then on, if you have any issues they will not be covered, and the free virus removal will not apply.


It is our recommendation that you consider purchasing a replacement machine, sooner rather than later! As authorised Microsoft Refurbishers, we can supply you with a refurbished computer with Windows 10, upgrade your current pc, or supply and install a brand-new computer


We can also help you transfer your data (documents, pictures, music) from your current computer to a replacement machine and set it up for you.

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about a replacing your current computer, please feel free to call me on 01228 576090 or you can email support@cumbriacomputerrepairs.co.uk.