Regular readers of this blog are likely aware that Microsoft ended support for Windows XP in April 2014. However, there are other systems which are also no longer supported…
When Microsoft releases an Operating System (OS), like Windows 7, they also publish the lifecycle under which the OS will be supported. Support is generally available for about 10 years from initial launch, which is well past the expected lifecycle of a computer or server, as these are rarely very productive after 7 years.
If you are running any of these Operating Systems, you are still receiving security updates as part of Windows Updates:
- Windows 7
- Windows 8/8.1
- Windows 10
- Server 2008/2008r2
- Server 2012/2012r2
- Server 2016
However, if you are running any other Microsoft Operating System, such as Vista, XP, or Server 2003, your entire network is exposed to security breaches, and we strongly advise these machines are replaced immediately. We can’t emphasize this enough, and if you have any concerns about your own state of protection, please call us today at (091) 395413.