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Still using Windows 7?
You need to take action before support ends in Jan 2020

End of support means exactly that. After 14th January 2020, Microsoft will release no further security updates, system updates or patches for Windows 7. If you're still using Windows 7 after this date, your organisation could be open to risk. Now's the time to make the shift to modern Windows 10 devices and keep the good times rolling.

Say goodbye to your aged Windows 7 devices and make the shift to a modern device with Windows 10.

Getting the best out of Windows 10 Pro means using a modern device. By simply upgrading to a new device your end of support worries disappear, plus you get all the security features and software benefits of Windows 10. Take a look at some of the Microsoft recommended devices below. However, if you’re unsure of the best way to make the shift then request a call back from our IT specialists.

Watch these short videos for just a few great reasons to make the shift:

Productivity


A new PC with Windows 10 and an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor gives your workers battery life for a full workday, with faster multitasking, and better performance. It can analyse data faster than Windows 10 running on a four-year-old system.

Security


Help secure your business against modern security threats with built-in safeguards for your information and devices. With Windows 10, it’s estimated that security events requiring IT remediation are reduced or avoided by 33%. And new Intel® Runtime BIOS Resilience helps minimize exposure to malicious BIOS attacks.

Save time and money


Windows 10 Pro is compatible with 99% of Windows 7 apps and most peripherals, both wired and wireless, saving your workers time and money. New Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor-based devices provide a future-forward foundation ready to efficiently support the regular cadence of Windows 10 updates.

After January 14 2020 Windows 7 PCs will no longer receive security updates or support. If you're worried about the end of support deadline and what to do next, we can help. We've pulled together some of the most commonly asked questions (and their answers) below.

Q: Can I upgrade my existing PC to Windows 10? eye

A: Yes, you can upgrade compatible PCs with a full license, but to take advantage of all the latest hardware capabilities and functionality we highly recommend moving to a new PC with Windows 10.

Q: Can Windows 7 still be activated after January 14th 2020? eye

A: Yes, it can still be installed and activated after support has ended, but to avoid security risks and viruses, Microsoft highly recommend that you upgrade to Windows 10.

Q: Will Internet Explorer still be supported on Windows 7? eye

A: No. As a component of Windows operating system, IE follows the same support lifecycle and support will end on January 14th 2020.

Q: Can I get a free upgrade to Windows 10? eye

A: 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.

Q: Does this also apply to Windows Embedded 7? eye

A: 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 14th 2020 and the others follow after that. For more details, see the Microsoft Product Lifecycle page here

Q: Are there alternatives that give me extra time to complete my migration while keeping my users safe? eye

A: 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. here


Are you struggling to make a start on your Windows 7 to 10 migration strategy? Let us know how we can help

Our IT Specialists can help with everything from simple device refresh to full migration support in complex organisations.

Simply fill out our form to request a call back eye


1. Purchase

Buy a qualifying HP product within the promotional period. Check if your product qualifies for a cash back reward and trade-in your old device.

2. Claim

Complete the online claim form on the HP website here within 30 days of your purchase date.

3. Send back your old device

Pack up your old device and send it back to HP. They must receive your trade-in within 30 days of approval of your claim.

HP Hero Devices

For a big win, trade-in your old laptop with HP.

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 Core i5-8250U 8GB 256G SSD 13.3" Touch Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
£1,667.87 ex VAT
HP ProBook x360 440 G1 Intel Core i5-8250U 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
£696.06 ex VAT

1. Purchase

Purchase a qualifying Lenovo product during the dates of the promotion.

2. Claim

Complete the claim form here within 21 days of the date of your new qualifying purchase.

3. Send back your old device

Send back your old device(s) within 14 days of approval to trade-in.

4. Validation

Upon successful validation of your claim, receive your reward via bank transfer within 21 working days.

Lenovo Hero Devices

Lenovo ThinkPad X Core i7-8550U 16GB 256GB SSD 14" Windows 10 Pro
 

Lenovo ThinkPad X Core i7-8550U 16GB 256GB SSD 14" Windows...

£300 Trade in reward available!
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£1,435.43 ex VAT
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20LD Core i5-8250U 8GB 256GB Windows 10 Pro - Flip design
 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20LD Core i5-8250U 8GB 256GB Windows...

£300 Trade in reward available!
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£1,229.55 ex VAT

Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i7-8750H 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Windows 10 Pro
 
£1,582.16 ex VAT
Dell Latitude 7390 Intel Core i7-8650U 16GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
£1,061.57 ex VAT
Dell Latitude 7390 Intel Core i5-8250U 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
£847.59 ex VAT

Office Home and business 2019 –
maximum productivity at great value

Office Home and business 2019 helps you do your best work – giving you all the tools to get the job done. Includes updated versions of popular desktop applications.

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Office 365 Business Premium –
for small and micro business owners

12 months of the best of Office, all in one box. Work the way you want, from virtually anywhere with Office in the cloud. Includes all the Office apps you know and love, plus all new simple and effective apps, designed for your business.

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For more information about how to make the shift,
get in touch with our IT specialists 0370 429 3010

View things you need to know

  1. Applications vary by platform and device
  2. Office 365 is available to selected organisations. To check whether this is available to your organisation, contact your IT specialist on: 0370 429 3010.

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