on 06-12-2019 04:05 PM
Microsoft has announced that support for Windows 7 will end on 14 January 2020. Its notice to consumers can be accessed here.
Following this milestone, key software updates from Microsoft will no longer be released for Windows 7. Users who continue to use this operating system, or other unsupported operated systems, place their IT security at risk.
Updating your operating system to supported software is important best practice to ensure your business is suitably protected.
In order to comply with the PEXA Subscriber Security Policy, Windows 7 users will need to upgrade to a supported operating system, such as Windows 10, as soon as possible.
To help you navigate this change, we’ve compiled the below FAQ thread.
Microsoft’s notice to users can be accessed here.
Unsupported software will not receive updates or security fixes which are vital in maintaining your system’s security. This leaves your system vulnerable to hackers who actively target unsupported systems.
In addition, as per your obligations as stated in the PEXA Subscriber Security Policy: ‘Subscribers are required to maintain the security of their computer systems and keep them up to date, including taking reasonable steps to install patches and operating system updates’.
When using unsupported software, this obligation can no longer be met as these products are not supported. In addition, running unsupported software may impact performance when using the PEXA platform, including your signing capabilities.
The below software is no longer supported by Windows and Apple:
It is advised to upgrade directly to a supported operating system, such as Windows 10. Windows 10 can be purchased from the Microsoft Store or from leading technology retailers.
PEXA also recommends reaching out to your IT professional or industry body to assist you with this upgrade.
Other helpful links:
Windows Vista end of support
How to upgrade (macOS)
on 06-12-2019 05:21 PM
Windows is offering extended security updates for Windows 7 Professional and Enterprise for up to three years for critical and important updates. There's more information here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4497181/lifecycle-faq-extended-security-updates
Will using Windows 7 with the extended security updates still not be compliant with the policy?
on 14-01-2020 10:40 AM
I would also appreciate receiving a response from PEXA regarding the above, as we face the same issue.