PC?s running Windows 7 after January 14 2020, will not be protected. It is important that you migrate to a current supported operating system such as Windows 10 to help protect your devices from malicious attacks.
Windows 7 will continue to start and run, but users will no longer receive updates or support from Microsoft - including new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options and online technical content updates.
Running an unsupported and outdated operating system raises some major security concerns. Malware and OS exploits are developed on a daily basis, and without the regular Microsoft security patches, your devices will be vulnerable to these attacks. This will leave your personal data and important files unprotected, creating significant security and compliance risks.
Microsoft will not take responsibility for any security breaches that happen to Windows 7 systems after 14th January 2020, they strongly recommended that you move to Windows 10 before January 2020.
You've really only got two options, either upgrade from Windows 7, or pay Microsoft for extended support. Support costs start at $50 per year, per device, and will raise to $100 in the second year and $200 in year three.
Luckily with Microsoft?s Shape the Future education program, now might be the perfect time to make the switch to Windows 10.
What is Shape the Future? Microsoft?s Shape the Future program allows eligible primary or secondary schools to purchase devices with heavily discounted Windows 10 licensing.
Am I eligible? If you are a Government funded Primary or Secondary school, then chances are that you will be eligible. Colleges are usually only applicable if they are a school with a sixth form.
You can check your school's eligibility on the Shape the Future portal - here
Unless you've opted to pay for the Microsoft extended support, or you're upgrading your base operating system to Windows 10, you will need to purchase new Windows 10 ready devices.
To take advantage of Shape the Future you will first need to verify eligibility and sign up for the program - here
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