Countdown to Windows 7 End of Support
All Good Things Must Come To An End...
Its time to say goodbye to Windows 7… January 14th, 2020 will mark the end of support for Windows 7. With this deadline quickly approaching, businesses must ask themselves ‘are we ready?’. Windows 7 is one of the most popular operating systems from Microsoft, with millions of businesses around the world using it on a daily basis. However, with Windows 7 quickly approaching the end of its lifecycle, businesses must now prepare themselves to upgrade to Windows 10 to ensure their data remains secure.
Just like many operating systems, Windows 7 was released with a predetermined lifecycle. On January 13th, 2015, Microsoft originally stopped developing mainstream support for Windows 7. This was the beginning of Windows 7’s End of Support. Microsoft then extended the operating system’s support, as Microsoft continues to phase this system out.
Although at the moment you can still access paid support, however, Microsoft has terminated all free updates that come with the Windows 7 product license.
Be Prepared for Windows 7 End of Support
The end of support for Windows 7 means that you will be using the operating system at your own risk, as Microsoft will no longer be responsible for data loss and security breaches through this operating system.
When the lifecycle of Window 7 ends, it will become vulnerable to cyber attacks. It is probable that hackers are already devising ways they can exploit its vulnerabilities.
To ensure that your business is secure, it is recommended that you upgrade to Windows 10. Windows 10 provides users with regular patches and updates to ensure your business remains secure. Microsoft has recently announced that there will be no more operating system updates following Windows 10. This means that once your business upgrades to Windows 10, you will receive continuous support and updates from Microsoft. When you upgrade to Windows 10 with HCS Business Solutions we will ensure all firewalls and antivirus are working appropriately.
Although you may encounter resistance to this upgrade, Windows 10 will help your team and business prosper. Microsoft continuously adds new features to Windows operating systems to make them easier to use. Using Windows 10 you can collaborate with your team to produce better documents, spreadsheets, PowerPoint displays, etc.