Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008R2 are reaching end of life support starting January 14, 2020. No future patches are expected as software reaches end of its life cycle.
Microsoft is stopping all future patches and updates including securitypatches for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008/2008R2 releases. No additional patches are set to be released as these operating systems are being retired.
Without frequent patches and updates from Microsoft, any systems running these operating systems will become more vulnerable to infections or attacks as vulnerabilities discovered will not be patched, leaving systems susceptible to attacks.
Upgrading of these operating systems to newer versions that are supported will ensure up to date patching .