Windows 7 EOS
What is End of Support (EOS) for Windows 7?
EOS for Windows 7 will occur January 14, 2020. After this time, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for PCs running Windows 7.
Don’t let your customers be caught out by the change. Those who continue to run Windows 7 after this time will become more vulnerable to security risks, as well as miss out on the latest functionalities Windows has to offer.
Seize the Opportunity
39% of all PCs still use Windows 7. This is a huge opportunity for you, the reseller, to take advantage of EOS and support customers through the process. Now is the time to upgrade your customers to Windows 10. Offering the latest Windows platform, security and features, it is the easiest path for customers to transition away from Windows 7.
- In many cases, existing files can be kept
- Layout and interface are similar
- Minimum disruption caused by moving from Windows to Windows
Maximise the upgrade potential
Microsoft has made Windows 10 compatible with older machines, but why not encourage your customers to get the most from the experience and upgrade their hardware simultaneously? Provide the hardware platform Windows 10 deserves, and that your customers need.
New features for Windows 10:
- Enhanced encryption – Additional security from BitLocker protects data from the latest threats
- Remote log-in – Log in with Remote Desktop to allow remote working anywhere, any time
- Virtual machines – Hyper-V enables multiple operating systems at the same time on the same machine
- Perfect visuals – Whatever your screen, Windows 10 optimises itself to provide you with the best experience
- Digital assistance – Microsoft’s personal digital assistant, Cortana, learns over time and becomes more useful every day
Minimum requirements for Windows 10
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC.
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit.
Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS.
Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver.
Display: 800 x 600 resolution
Position yourself as a comprehensive Windows solutions provider, and turn an upgrade into a transformation.
Windows will offer extended support for Windows 7 beyond January 14, 2020, but this is on a per device basis, and many customers will find it prohibitively expensive and cost-inefficient.
Extended support rates:
Windows 7 (per device):
Year 1 - £20
Year 2 - £40
Year 3 - £80
Windows 7 Pro (per device):
Year 1 - £40
Year 2 - £80
Year 3 - £150
After three years, Microsoft have announced no further extended support options.
Why get your customers to Make the Shift to Windows 10?
With Windows 7 End of Support occurring on January 14, 2020, an estimated 39% of all PCs will no longer receive security updates. It is believed around 69% of SMBs are not aware, or only slightly aware of this date.
Tech Data have created a range of resources to help you in getting your customers
to make the shift to Windows 10.