Windows 7

Legacy Windows® 7

Windows® 7 is an operating system from Microsoft. It has been on the market since 22 October 2009 and had reached a global market share of 24.9 percent in January 2020. Extended support (e.g. security updates) for Windows 7 ended on January 14, 2020. We continue to offer our customers industrial PC systems and board bundles with Windows 7.

What is the reason for this?

The industrial versions of Windows 7 - Professional or Ultimate FOR EMBEDDED SYSTEMS - are installed in our systems. Their availability will not end until 30.09.2024. Until that date, Spectra will continue to offer IPC systems with Windows 7 upon customer request.
Since changing the operating system means an intervention in the existing infrastructure, we will provide you with some time until a final decision on how to proceed has been made.

Our recommendations for you!

  1. Ideally you should upgrade your Windows 7 system to Windows 10IoT. Windows 10IoT field upgrade licenses are used for this purpose. Before doing so, you only need to check the Windows 10 compatibility of your computer system.
  2. If you have outdated hardware, it's best to replace your existing Windows 7 computer system completely with a current Windows 10 system.

With the knowledge of the possible dangers and the assessment of the associated risks, as well as the appropriate safety precautions, you can continue to use your existing Windows 7 system.

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