Good old Windows 7 has finally reached the end of its’ long life.
If you’re still running a machine with Windows 7 it’s probably more than a few years old so it wouldn’t be advisable to upgrade it to Windows 10 due to hardware compatibility issues. In which case, a new machine with Windows 10 is the best option so you may want to read my article Buying a New Computer.
Don’t scrap your old pc or laptop yet though. It could still be considered a useful machine after January 2020 as it will continue to store your files, documents and photos etc. but keep in mind its’ age and ensure you back everything up just in case it fails to function one day. (See The Importance of a Backup).
More importantly if you do want to continue using it after January, best to keep it offline to avoid security vulnerabilities.
For more information, Microsoft has a Windows lifecycle fact sheet page showing all dates for End of Support and End of Sales:
If you would like help purchasing and setting up a new computer give me a call on 01452 506529 or drop me a line via my Contact page.