Windows 7: From now at your own risk because the support has expired since 14.01.2020!

As you have probably already heard through the media, support for Windows 7 and updates for this operating system were stopped by Microsoft about two weeks ago. Technical support and software updates from Windows Update, which help to protect your PC, are no longer available for the product. Microsoft strongly recommends that you upgrade to Windows 10 to avoid requiring service or support that is no longer available.*

Now the first serious problems and weaknesses have already become public. Just one day after the end of support, a tip came in from the US interception service NSA, which reported a critical security vulnerability to Microsoft. They even discovered a vulnerability in Internet Explorer, which allows a complete control of the computer. Unfortunately there are no security updates for the now obsolete operating system Windows 7 which would close such security holes. IT security experts advise an urgent changeover.

End of support for Windows 7 – Please note the following:

  • Windows 7 remains functional – but various programs are gradually no longer supported.
  • IT experts warn that continued use of Windows 7 poses “high risks to IT security”, especially when the device is connected to the Internet.
  • Cyber criminals are just waiting to exploit security holes in Windows 7 systems that are no longer closed.

What influence does this have on DMS users?
MOTIONDATA VECTOR Software GmbH will continue to support the dealer management system “MOTIONDATA DMS” on the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system until 31.12.2020.

The MOTIONDATA VECTOR group therefore recommends switching to the latest Microsoft operating system – Windows 10 – in the near future.

Let our competent team advise you whether it is more economical to upgrade to Windows 10 or to purchase new workstations and contact us by email or by phone 0043 316 / 25 55 99 – 1510.

Microsoft strongly recommends that you update to Windows 10. Details on the end-of-life of Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows 10 can be found at

*Source:, Stand 16.01.2020