Windows 7 is End of Service Soon
Time is Running Out to Upgrade
All good things must come to an end, even Windows 7. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. But you can keep the good times rolling by moving to Windows 10.
The Clock is Running and Windows 7 Will Be Gone, Don’t be that company that gets hacked because you waited too long.
Yes, you can upgrade compatible Windows 7 PCs based on these requirements with a full license.
|Required Processor||1 GHz or faster compatible processor|
|Required memory||1GB RAM for 32-bit; 2GB for 64-bit|
|Required hard disk space||Up to 20GB available hard disk space|
|Required video card||800 x 600 screen resolution or higher. DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver|
|Required connectivity||Internet access (fees may apply)|
|Other system requirements||Microsoft account required for some features. Watching DVDs requires separate playback software.|
|Additional system requirements||You must accept the enclosed License Terms, also at microsoft.com/usetermsActivation required • Single license • 32 & 64-bits on USB 3.0 media included|
To take advantage of the latest hardware capabilities, we recommend moving to a new PC with Windows 10.
You can continue to use Windows 7, but once support ends, your PC will become more vulnerable to security risks. Windows will operate but you will stop receiving security and feature updates.
Windows 7 can still be installed and activated after support has ended. However, to avoid security risks and viruses, Microsoft recommends that you consider upgrading to Windows 10.
Support for Internet Explorer on Windows 7 devices will be discontinued on January 14, 2020. As a component of Windows operating system, Internet Explorer follows the same support lifecycle.
Microsoft 365 Business comes with a free upgrade for users with a Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 Pro license on their device. By purchasing Microsoft 365 Business your users can upgrade all of their old Windows Pro licensed devices at no additional cost.
There are a number of members of the Windows Embedded 7 product family with different support lifecycles. The earliest end of support date is January 14, 2020 and the others follow thereafter. For more details see the Microsoft product lifecycle page.
For users of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise, you can purchase Extended Security Updates through January 2023. For an in-depth FAQ about Windows 7 Extended Security Updates, please download the Microsoft End of Support FAQ.