[SingCERT] Alert on Microsoft Windows 7 End-of-Life

Published on 22 Mar 2019

Updated on 07 Jan 2020

Background

From 14 January 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, software and security updates for computers running Windows 7.

Affected Product

Microsoft Windows 7

Impact

Computers that are running on Windows 7 will continue to function even after the support ends. However, these computers will become more vulnerable to security risks as users will not receive security and feature updates.

Recommendation

Administrators and users are strongly recommended to upgrade to Windows 10 before January 2020 to avoid a situation where technical support, updates and services are no longer available.

References

https://support.microsoft.com/en-sg/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/03/19/Microsoft-Ending-Support-Windows-7